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: 75 of 227
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XtEVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
sity and sympathy common to a free people, they offer
their support and assistance to such of the members of
the Mexican Confederacy as will take up arms against
'" That they do not acknowledge that the present au.
thorities of the nominal Mexican Republic have the
right to govern within the limits of Texas.
4' That they will not cease to carry on war against
the said authorities, whilst their troops are within the
limits of Texas.
" That they hold it to be their right, during the disorganization
of the Federal system and the reign of des.
potism, to withdraw from the Union, to establish an in.
dependent Government, or to adopt such measures as
they may deem best calculated to protect their rights
and liberties; but that they will continue faithful to the
Mexican Government, so long as that nation is governed
by the Constitution and laws that were formed for
the government of the political association.
" That Texas is responsible for the expenses of her
armies, now in the field.
"( That the public faith of Texas is pledged for the
payment of any debts contracted by her agents.
" That she will reward by donations in land all who
volunteer their services, in her present struggle, and re.
ceive them as citizens.
" THESE DECLARATIONS we solemnly avow to the world,
and call God to witness their truth and sincerity, and
invoke defeat and disgrace upon our heads, should we
prove guilty of duplicity."
Though, in this Declaration, the delegates pledged
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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/m1/75/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .