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against this meretricious amalgamation were laid unheard and
unread, upon the table, are still at work, and with exertions as
as active as ever. At the late Congress the vhole South, and the
Administration part of the North, combined to suplpess all debateand
all discussion upon the subject of Texas; but if the projected
annexation had been honestly and fairly abandoned, there could
have been no possible motive for refusing to hear, to consider, and
to answer, the petitions against it." These are tlhe words of a
sagacious and observant politician, and they contain a warning
which no wise man in this country will disregard.
There are but two points more in the letter of Mr. WILLIAM
KENNEDY which require attention: the first is, the extent to which
the African slave-trade has been carried on in Texas, under its
present Government; and the second, has reference to the reputed
character of his Texian heroes and statesmen.
Mr. KENNEDY utterly denies that African slaves, via Cuba, have
been introduced into Texas, under its present Government, and
defies me to prove the fact. My lamented friend, the late BENJAMIN
LUNDY, in his comments on the perfidy and hypocrisy of
the Texians in the matter under consideration, and which I have
now before me, says :--" Even while the Texian Convention was
in session, (drafting its constitution,
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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/m1/53/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .