Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 193 of 196
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TEXAS IN 1850.
freedom, she pushed forth her conquest,
and conqueror, -until her "one starred banner" waved
triumphantly at every point of the enemy's encroachment.
Never was an independence more nobly won !
A little band'of Texans on the plains of San Jacinto
taught Mexico's proud General
the arrogant Santa
Anna -that Mexican mercenaries were unequal to
compete with men whom love of freedom and honor
inspired to contest. The cause for which the Texans
were contending, was one which the God of nations
approved, and the arm of Omnipotence signalized the
contest with glorious success, which victory laid a broad
platform for future good to Texas. Let not Texans forget
the exalted position they have taken, nor the high
responsibilities resting upon them of maintaining that
character which they have so nobly assumed. Let
them not forget or undervalue their superior advantages
for rendering the future career of their country
brilliant and consequential.
Already has sufficient prosperity been awarded to
inspire the most encouraging hopes for the future. Comparing
the present with the past, the most animating
prospect is presented. Truly " the wilderness has blossomed
like the rose "
emigration, bringing with it
wealth, intelligence and refinement, has poured into the
country. Schools and churches have been planted in
many places, where late the Indian revelled unmolested,
and the howl of wild beasts alone broke the stillness of
Steam-boats are now plowing the waters of her noble
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