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Pàgina 20 - Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted Federative Republic, composed of Sovereign States, to a consolidated Central Military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, the ever ready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants.
Pàgina 55 - There shall be a perfect, firm and inviolable peace and sincere friendship, between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and citizens, respectively, without distinction of persons or places.
Pàgina 43 - The President of the United Mexican States, to the inhabitants of the Republic — Be it known : That in the year 1829, being desirous of...
Pàgina 17 - The Mexican government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.
Pàgina 19 - It has demanded the surrender of a number of our citizens, and ordered military detachments to seize and carry them into the interior for trial ; in contempt of the civil authorities, and in defiance of the laws and the constitution. It has made piratical attacks upon our commerce, by commissioning foreign desperadoes, and authorizing them to seize our vessels, and convey the property of our citizens to far distant ports for confiscation.
Pàgina 20 - Art. 50. The legislative power of the United Mexican States is vested in a General Congress, which shall be divided into two chambers, one of deputies and the other of senators.
Pàgina 41 - SEC. 8. All persons who shall leave the country for the purpose of evading a participation in the present struggle, or shall refuse to participate in it, or shall give aid or assistance to the present enemy, shall forfeit all rights of citizenship, and such lands as they may hold in the republic.
Pàgina 6 - ... their fathers' sepulchres, and to exterminate? What, in a prudential and military point of view, would be the addition of Texas to your domain ? It would be weakness, and not power. Is your southern and southwestern frontier not sufficiently extensive? not sufficiently feeble ? not sufficiently defenceless ? Why are you adding regiment after regiment of dragoons to your standing army ? Why are you struggling, by direction and by indirection, to raise per salttim that army from less than six to...
Pàgina 19 - It has suffered the military commandants stationed among us to exercise arbitrary acts of oppression and tyranny ; thus trampling upon the most sacred rights of the citizen and rendering the military superior to the civil power.
Pàgina 17 - Coahuila, by which our interests have been continually depressed through a jealous and partial course of legislation carried on at a far distant seat of government, by a hostile majority, in an unknown tongue; and this too, notwithstanding, we have petitioned in the humblest terms, for the establishment of a separate state government, and have, in accordance with the provisions of the national constitution, presented to the general Congress a republican constitution which was, without just cause,...