The war in Texas; a review of facts and circumstances, showing that this contest is a crusade against Mexico, set on foot by slaveholders, land speculators, & c. in order to re-establish, extend, and perpetuate the system of slavery and the slave trade. Page: 63 of 64
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THE NORTHERN SLAVERY PRESS UNMASKED.
menting our wealth, importance, and national great
ness. In all the various bearings in which the
committee have been able to view this importani
subject, they are thoroughly convinced of the
expediency of the annexation as early as practi
cable. And in conclusion would ask leave to offer
the following resolutions for the consideration of the
Resolved, That it is expedient, in a national poini
of view, to comply with the desire of Texas tc
become an integral portion of this Confederacy without
Resolved, That the annexation of Texas to this
Republic is essential to the future safety and repose
of the Southern States of this Confederacy.
Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed,
and our Representatives be requested, tc
use their best exertions to procure the annexation
of Texas to the United States as early as practicable."
the public Presses, in the United States.
that now openly and zealously advocate the
immediate action of Congress upon this subject,
the most prominent are-the 4Reformner,"
at Washington, and the "Evening St,ir," andl
the "Courier and secondly to a consideration
of the effects which the admission of Texas into
the Union would have upon Slavery and the Slave
Trade. On this point the favorable effects are so
obvious, that a gentleman who has been somewhat
conspicuous as a member of the Colonization Society,
called upon us and delared that he was so well satisfied
that the admission of Texas would lessen both
the extension and the evils of slavery, that he was no
longer opposed to the measure.
But the best grounds on which the admision of
Texas into the confederacy can be urged, are to be
found in her position, the character of her soil, her
productions, and the manners, feelings, and political
principles of her people. Until Mr. ADAMS verv
unwisely concluded the Treaty for the purchase of
Florida, and therein gave Spain a quit-claim of our
interest in Texas, there can be no doubt but
we had a legal claim to the sovereignty of the greatef
part of that beautiful region-a claim which might
since have been amicably settled with Mexico, by
the mere running of a boundary line satisfactory to
both parties. But the aspect of affairs is now changed,
Texas has established her independence of Mexico,
and the United States have recogniscd her as a free,
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Lundy, Benjamin. The war in Texas; a review of facts and circumstances, showing that this contest is a crusade against Mexico, set on foot by slaveholders, land speculators, & c. in order to re-establish, extend, and perpetuate the system of slavery and the slave trade., book, 1837; Philadelphia. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2414/m1/63/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .