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the pay of the Central Government, were driven out of every
port in Texas; and that in the early part of 1836, the Texians
annihilated the troops, under the command of Cos and SANTA
ANNA ,and established their independence. 1r. KENNEDY, in
confirmation of his views, cites the Colonization Law of Coahuila
and Texas, of the 26th of March, 1825, and observes in consequence
of this law, " the citizens of the United States, with their accustomed
enterprize and daring, entered the country, protected, as
they supposed, by a constitution, and frame of Government similar
to the one under which they had lived :"-That "these adventurous
strangers, soon grew into a community powerful enough to excite
the jealousy of Mexico, whose federal Government, in 1830, passed
the following Decree :-" That the Citizens of Foreign Countries,
lying adjacent to the LMexican Territory, are prohibited from settling,
as Colonists, in the States or Territories of the Republic adjoining
such countries:"-That " this violation of faith on the part of
Mexico, produced great discontent, and subjected the emigrants to
injury and loss ;" but that they bore peaceably this " violation of
right," iutil "1834, when the Prohibitory Law was repealed," by
SANTA ANNA :-That after this, " matters proceeded quietly in
Texas-population increased-titles for land were freely conceded
-agriculture flourished, and the people were too contented to dream
of Revolution:"-That in 1835, Coahuila and Texas, their legislature
being in session, though " destitute of resources," remonstrated
"against SANTA ANNA'S usurpations, and declared their
fixed resolve never to submit to them :"-Tlhat in 1835, he sent
Cos into Texas, (Coahuila liaving submitted to his authority,)
who was defeated and captured, that in this struggle they applied
"for assistance to their kindred in the United States ;" and that
"in March, 1836, they dissolved their connexion with Mexico,
and promulgated a declaration of independence, "which their
bravery has nobly maintained."
The Editor of the Colonial Gazette, will permit me to say, that
however sound in his philosophy, he is not correct in his facts;
and MIr. WILLIAM KENNEDY, must allow me to add, that the
suppresno veri et suggestio fali, were never more conspicuous in
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