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74 TEXAS IN 1850.
to man, and every consideration that bears in the conservation
of precious institutions, bids him go forward.
We are not 'straightened in God,' but the united
effort of the people is wanted. Nothing in the way of
means does so effectually overcome obstacles as the
influence of Christians acting together. This is the
most important element of success. Proceeding on this
great principle of harmonizing the discordant elements
of society, and prevailing on Christians of different
names to co-operate in all that is essential to the salvation
of man, the ark of the Lord must surely move forward
in Texas. One, and all, the people, the whole
people must thus move by one impulse, and labor for
one destiny, and make their State the light of nations,
diffusing the mingled radiance of peace, liberty and
religion.

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