History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 32 of 227
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The Colonists complained, and tfter considerable negociation,
by means of Viesca, then Governor of Coahuila
and Texas,-who represented the disastrous effects to
the Colonists of the liberation of their slaves,-obtained
from Guerrero the revocation of his decree as regarded
The next oppressive act of the Government was the
passage of the notorious, and, more than all, odious law
of the 6th of April, 1830, prohibiting the farther emi.
gration of North Americans to Texas, except in so
far as regarded the fulfilment of existing contracts.
Though, in the passage of this law, the Government
might be said to have availed itself only of its reserved
right of prohibiting the emigration of "individuals of
a particular nation," yet it was striking a death-blow
at the interests of the Colonies, and therefore oppressive.
Texas had been settled by North Americans;
North Americans had redeemed it from a wilderness
to the purposes of agriculture; and had made it, in place
of a solitary region, inhabited by the savage and the
wild beast, a country prosperous in a high degree,
having on its whole face inscribed the assurance of its
future greatness. They had been invited to Texas; had
expatriated themselves; given up the conveniences
and luxuries of life; and, for years, had encountered
toils, dangers, and privations of every sort. They had
given security to the Mexican frontiers from Indian
depredations, and made the mountains the boundary
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/32/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .