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American statesmen for slices of Mexico, and, above all things,
for the island of Cuba, will not, we arc sure, be lost upon the
memory of his Majesty's Government in its fiture transactions with
the Spanish Cabinet, with that of Mexico, and of the United States.
With Spain we have a defensive alliance, ready made and consolidated
by the most obvious interest, to prevent Cuba firom falling
a prey to the systematic aggrandisement of the United States.
TWith Mexico we are equally identifed in resistance to the attempts
of the same States upon Texas."
That the United States should have acknowledged the independence
of Texas, was to be expected; that France has followed her
example may be accounted for by recent events; but that Great Britain
should do so, in view of all the circumstances of the case, would
argue an infatuation perfectly suicidal to her influence and power
in the Gulf of Mexico and tile West Indies, as well as a reckless
disregard of human happiness, and the onward progress of fi'eedom.
I am, Sir, your obedient humble selrant,
London, October 18tf.
TEXAS AND ITS ADVOCATES.
Not only the CHRISTIAN RELICION, but NATURE herself cries out against a
state of slavery.-LEO X.
Slavery is INJUSTICE, wlichl no consideration of policy can extenuate.
(To the Editor of the Mlorning Chronicle.)
Sin,-The Editor the Colonial Gazette, and Mr. WILLIAM KENNEDY,
of Hull, appear to have the Texas mania strong upon them.
They both labour with assiduity and address, to obtain the recognition
of the "' Young Republic," as an independent State. I
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Scoble, John. Texas, its claims to be recognised as an independent power by Great Britain : examined in a series of letters, book, 1839; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6108/m1/33/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .