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HIISTOR OF TEXAS.

These and other grievances were patiently
bohre by the people of Texas until they
reached that point at which forbearance
ceases to be a virtue. We then took up arms
in defense of the national constitution. We
appealed to our Mexican brethren for assistance;
our appeal has been made in vain;
though months have elapsed no sympathetic
response has yet been made from the interior.
We are therefore forced to the melancholy
conclusion that the Mexican people have
acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty,
and the substitution therefor of a military
government; that they are unfit to be free
and incapable of self-government.
The necessity of self-preservation, therefore,
now decrees our eternal political separation.

We, therefore, the delegates, with plenary
powers, of the people of Texas, in solemn convention
assembled, appealing to a candid world
for the necessities of our condition, do hereby
resolve and declare that our political connection
with the Mexican nation has forever
ended, and that the people of Texas do now
constitute a free, sovereign and independent
republic, and are fully invested with all the
rights and attributes which properly belong
to independent nations; and, conscious of the
rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and
confidently commit the issue to the Supreme
Arbiter of the destinies of nations.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto sub.
scribed our names.
RICHARD ELLIS,
President and Delegate from Red River.
H. S. KIMBLE,
Secretary.
Following is a table of the names, age,
place of birth and former residence of the
signers of the above Declaration of Independence:

Name. Age.
Richard Ellis. 64
C. B. Stewart. 80
James Collingsworth. 80
Edwin Waller. 35

Born in. Emigrated from.
Virginia. Alabama.
South Carolina. Louisiana.
Tennessee. Tennessee.
Virginia. Missouri.

Asa Brigham.
J. S. D. Byrom.
Fras. Ruis.
J. Anto. Navarro.
J. B. Badgett.
W. D. Lacy.
William Menefee.
John Fisher.
M. Coldwell.
W. Motley.
L. de Zavala.
George W. Smyth.
S. H. Everitt.
E. Stapp.
Clae. West.
W. B. Scates.
M. B. Menard.
A. B. Hardin.
J. W. Bunton.
Thomas G. Gazeley.
R. M. Coleman.
S. C. Robertson.
George C. Childress.
B. Hardiman.
R. Potter.
Thomas J. Rusk.
Charles S. Taylor.
John S. Roberts.
R. Hamilton.
C. McKinney.
A. H. Lattimer.
James Power.
Sam Houston.
David Thomas.
E. Conrad.
Martin Parmer.
E. 0. Legrand.
S. W. Blount.
James Gaines.
W. Clark, Jr. -
S. 0. Pennington.
W. C. Crawford.
John Turner.
B. B. Goodrich.
G. W. Barnett.
J. G. Swisher.
Jesse Grimes.
S. Rhoads Fisher.
Samuel A. Maverick.
John White Bower.
James B. Woods
Andrew Briscoe.
John W. Moore.
Thomas Barnett.

46 Massachusetts. Louisiana.
38 Georgia. Florida.
54 Texas ........
41 Texas. ........
29 North Carolina. Arkansas.
28 Kentucky. Tennessee.
40 Tennessee. Alabama.
36 Virginia. Virginia.
38 Kentucky. Missouri.
24 Virginia. Kentucky.
47 Yucatan. Mexico.
33 North Carolina. Alabama.
29 New York. New York.
53 Virginia. Missouri.
86 Tennessee. Louisiana.
30 Virginia. Kentucky.
31 Canada. Illinois.
38 Georgia. Tennessee.
28 Tennessee. Tennessee.
35 New York. Louisiana.
37 Kentucky. Kentucky.
50 North Carolina. Tennessee.
32 Tennessee. Tennessee.
41 Tennessee. Tennessee.
36 N. Carolina. N. Carolina.
29 S. Carolina. Georgia.
28 England. New York.
40 Virginia. Louisiana.
53 Scotland. N. Carolina.
70 New Jersey. Kentucky.
27 Tennessee. Tennessee.
48 Ireland. Louisiana.
43 Virginia. *Tennessee.
35 Tennessee. Tennessee.
26 Pennsylvania. Penn.
58 Virginia. Missouri.
33 N. Carolina. Alabama.
28 Georgia. Georgia.
60 Virginia. Louisiana.
87 N. Carolina. Georgia.
27 Kentucky. Arkansas.
81 N. Carolina. Alabama.
84 N. Carolina. Tennessee.
87 Virginia. Alabama.
43 S. Carolina. Mississippi.
41 Tennessee. Tennessee.
48 N. Carolina. Alabama.
41 Pennsylvania. Penn.
29 8. Carolina. 8. Carolina.
27 Georgia. Arkanam.
87 Kentucky. Kentucky.

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