History of Texas from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volum 1

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Pàgina 120 - I believe it will be the greatest curse that could at present befall us ; it may be productive of innumerable evils, and especially of one that I fear even to look upon. Gentlemen on all sides, with very few exceptions, agree that the settlement of this country will be highly injurious and dangerous to the United States; but as to what has been suggested of removing the Creeks and other nations of Indians from the eastern to the western banks of the Mississippi, and of making the fertile regions...
Pàgina 30 - The first of these is, that when any European nation takes possession of any extent of sea-coast, that possession is understood as extending into the interior country, to the sources of the rivers emptying within that coast, to all their branches, and the country they cover, and to give it a right, in exclusion of all other nations, to the same.
Pàgina 139 - ... concluding they were my country-women, he ordered them to embrace me as a mark of their friendship, to which they appeared nothing loth...
Pàgina 30 - A third rule is, that whenever any European nation has thus acquired a right to any portion of territory on that continent, that right can never be diminished or affected by any other power, by virtue of purchases made, by grants or conquests of the natives within the limits thereof.
Pàgina 121 - We can hold territory ; but to admit the inhabitants into the Union, to make citizens of them, and States, by treaty, we cannot constitutionally do; and no subsequent act of legislation, or even ordinary amendment to our Constitution, can legalize such measures. If done at all, they must be done by universal consent of all the States or partners to our political association.
Pàgina 140 - You will not be a Christian. Oh! What a pity! "Oh! What a pity!" He then threw off his robes, took me by the hand, and led me out of the company smiling; but the scene I had gone through had made too serious an impression on my mind to be eradicated until we took our departure, which was in an hour after, having received great marks of friendship from the father.
Pàgina 59 - ... the catechising is held, at which all are present, Christians and catechumens, men and children, young and old, and where each, without distinction of rank or age, answers the questions put by the missionary. As these people have no books, and are naturally indolent, they would shortly forget the principles of religion if the remembrance of them was not recalled by these almost continual instructions. Our visits to their wigwams occupy the rest of the day. "In the evening, all assemble again...
Pàgina 217 - Art. 1. The government of the Mexican nation will protect the liberty, property, and civil rights, of all foreigners, who profess the Roman Catholic apostolic religion, the established religion of the empire. Art. 2. To facilitate their establishment, the executive will distribute lands to them, under the conditions and terms, herein expressed. Art. 3. The empresarios, by whom is understood those who...
Pàgina 471 - The rulers have not honesty, and the people have not intelligence. The people of Texas are determined to form a state government, and...
Pàgina 58 - The following is the order we observe each day in our Mission :—Early in the morning we assemble the catechumens at the Church, where they have prayers, they receive instruction, and chant some canticles. When they have retired, Mass is said, at which all the Christians assist, the men placed on one side and the women on the other; then they have prayers, which are followed by giving them a homily, after which each one goes to his labor. We then spend our time in visiting the sick, to give them...

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