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in its session in 1338, declined to withdraw the proposition
for annexation, which fact, Mr. KENNEDY grossly perverts.
The resolution submitted to the Legislature was as follows:
viz.--"Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Republic of Texas, in Congress assembled,
That the President be, and is hereby instructed, to cause the
proposition heretofore made by the Government to the Government
of the United States for the annexation, to be respectfully
and unconditionally withdrawn," and with the evidence before me, I
am satisfied the Texians as a body are in favour of annexation. For
the motives which have governed the "high-minded" LAMAR in
this proceeding, I quote a passage from a speech delivered by him
at a dinner given in his honour at Mobile, in the latter part of 1837,
on that occasion, he said :-" Rather than have his own free, noble,
generous, beloved Texas joined to this union, with the turbulent
and incendiary fanatics, the infuriated abolitionists with Mr.
ADAMS at the head, lie would pray that it might, by some sudden
convulsion of nature, by some mighty earthquake, be cast out upon
the ocean, a lone island, and rather than be joined himself in a
union with such fanatical enemies of the liberty,frieedom and RIGHTS
OF TIHE SOUTH, he would prefer to be chained like Prometheus, to a
rock, to be devoured by vultures, or like Mazeppa, bound to a wild
horse to be dashed down precipices until life should be extinct.
Get rid of these fanatics, gentlemen, said he, and Texas is yours,
with all my heart."
The withdrawal of the proposition to annex Texas to the United
States, is a mere ruse. Texas wants its recognition by this country,
TO RAISE MONEY; and her leading men. with the Southern
Politicians, are playing a deep game at the present moment, for the
Here’s what’s next.
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