Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 14, 1835 Page: 1 of 8
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AM TEXAS REGISTER. '
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EXTRACT ROM MONTGrtyilEItY;
O for the death of those " ,
Who for their country die!
"Sink on her bosom to repose" ., -,
V 4 And triumph where they lie"""
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' How beautiful in death '
1 1 The warrior's corse'appears,
Cr Embalmed by fond affection's breath,
J " And bathed in Woman's tears !
The lowering battle forms
"fc v Its terrible array,
Like lasliing clouds'in mountain storms,
.That thunder, on their way.
.-'.TKPrushing armies meet:
" And while they pour their breath,
'-Tbc strong earth shudders at,their feet
L. "? 1 The day grows dim with death.
s ' Ghosts of the mighty dead
f Your childrea's hearts inspire :
j And while they on your ashes tread,
Rekindle all your fire.
The dead to life return:
Our father's spirits rise!
"My brethren, in tour breast they burn
They sparkle in your eyes.
Now launch upon the foe
The lightning of your rage!
Strike, strike the assailing giants low,
The.TiTASs of the age!
They yield, they break, they fly!
The victory is won:
Pursue ! They faint they.fall they die !
0 stay! the work is done.
Spirit of Vengeance! rest;
Sweet Mercy cries, "forbear"
She clasps the anquished to her breast
Thou'wilt not pierce them there?
Overshadowing laurels deck
The living hero's brows:
But lovelier wreath's entwine his neck:
His children and his spouse!
Exulting o'er his lot,
The dangers he has braved,
He clasps the dear oneshails the cot,
Which his own valor sa ed.
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Of the Congress of the United Colonies, show-
ing the causes which impelled them to take up
arms against Great Britain (Vtlb).
"If it were possible for men, -who. exer-
cise their reason, to believe that-the Divine
author of our existence intended a pari of
the human race to hold an absolute property
in, and an unbounded power oyer others,
marked out by his infinite' goodness and
wisdom., as the objects of a legal domina-
tion; never rightly resistablehowever se-
vere and.dppressive; the inhabitants bf these
'colonies' might at least require from the Par-
liament oF-Oreat-Britain, some evidence,,
that this dreadful iiuthoit oyer them' hag
be'en""ffrant'ed'i that body. 'ButaTever-
J?encefprxnir- &&n$ Creator, -principles of
jhumanityana tne qicnates or common sense,
mtisk r.nnwnr.p.Wlfrtlinfifi who rfiflfip.tr unrm
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the subject that government was instituted
to- promote' the welfare of mankind, and
ought to be administered for the attainment
oFthat end. The Legislature of Great
Britain, however, stimulated by an inordi-
nate passion for a power not only unjustifi-
able, but which they now to be peculiarly
reprobated by the very constitution of that
kingdom, and desperate of success in any
mode of contest where regard should, be had
to truth, law, or right, have at length, de-
setting these, attempted to effect their cruel
and impolitic purpose of enslaving these
colonies by violence, and have thereby ren
dered it necessary for us to close with their
last appeal, from' reason to arms. Yet,
however blinded that assembly may be by
their intemperate rage for unlimited domi-
nation, so as to slight justice and the opinion
of mankind, we esteem ourselves bound, by
obligations of respect to the rest of the
world, to make known the justice of our
" Our forefathers, inhabitants of the island
of Great Britain, left their native land to
seek on these shores, a residence for civil
and religious freedom. At the expense of
their blood, at the hazard of their fortunes,
without the least to the country from which
they removed, by unceasing labor, and an
unconquerable spirit, they effected settle-
ments in the distant and inhospitable wilds
of America, then filled with numerous and
warlike nations of barbarians. Societies
or governments, vested with perfect le-
gislatures, were formed under charters
from the crown, and a harmonious inter-
course was established between the co-
lonies and the kingdom from which they
derived their originLThe mutual benefits
of this union becamffB?a shorr ffme, so ex-
traordinary, as-foVxcite astonishment. It
is universally confessed, 'that tti amazing
increase of the wealth, strengtH' and navi-
gation of the realm, arose from this source;
and the minister who so wisyarld success-
fully directed the measures of rreat Bri-
tain in the late war, publicly declared that
these colonies enabled her to triumph over
her enemies. Towards the conclusion of
that waif it pleased our sovereign to make
a change in his counsels. From that fatal
moment, the affairs of the British empire
began to fall into confusion, and gradually
sliding from the summit of glorious prospe-
rity, to which they had been advanced by
the virtues andabilities of one man, are at
lmgth distracted by convulsions that now
shake it to its deepest foundations. The
new ministry, finding the brave foes of Bri-
tain, though frequently defeated, yet still
contending, took up the unfortunate idea of
granting them a hasty1 peace, and then of
subduing her faithful friends.
" These devoted colonies were judged to
be in such a state, as to present victories
without bloodshed, and all the easy emolu-
ments of statutable plunder The uninter'-
rupted tenor of their peaceable "and res-
pectful behaviour from the beginning of co-
lonization ; their dutiful, zealous, and use-
ful services during the war, though' so recent-
ly and amply acknowledged in the4 'most1
honorable manner, by bis majesty, Tby the".'
late King, ana by rarimment, couia noi -"
save them from, the meditatedmnovations.
Parliament was influenced to1 adopt the per-
nicious project ; and,, assuming a new power
over them, have, in the course of eleven,,
years, given such decisiyd specimens of the
sDU-it and consecmences attending this
power, as to leave no doubts concerning
the effects of acquiescence under it'. Tvhey -
have undertaken to' give and grant our mo
ne3r, without our consent, thbugh we Have
ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose
or our own property, statutes .nave ueen
'passed for extending the jurisdiction of
courts 01 admiralty and vice-admiralty be-
yond their ancient limits, for depriving us
of the accustomed and inestimable privilege
of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life
and property j for suspending the legislature
of one of the colonies for interdicting all
commerce of another ; and for altering fun- f
damentally the form of government" estab-
lished by charter, and secured by acts of
its own legislature, solemnly confirmed by.
the crown , for exempting the " murderers
of colonists" from legal trial, and, in effect,
from punishment; for erecting m a neigh-
bouring province, acquired by ,the joint arms
of Great Britain and Amfoij5 a despotism
dangerous to our very existence ; and for
quartering soldiers upon the colonists, in
fimes of profound peace. It has alsVbeeri
resolved in parliament, that colonists charg1-
ed with committing certain offences, shall
be transported to England to be tried.
" But should we enumerate our injuries
in detail? By one statute it is declared
that parliament can " of right make 'laws i
to bind us in all cases whatever." '' WhatUs ,
to defend us against so enormous, so unli- ,
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Baker & Bordens. Telegraph and Texas Register (San Felipe de Austin [i.e. San Felipe], Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 14, 1835, newspaper, November 14, 1835; San Felipe de Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth47888/m1/1/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.