A History of Texas and Texans, Volum 1
American Historical Society, 1914 - 2672 pàgines
For some years before his death in 1884 Colonel Frank W. Johnson occupied himself in collecting material for and writing a comprehensive history of Texas down to annexation. The idea of a documentary history of this period is a good one, for the reason that the colonization of Texas by emigrants from the United States, and the subsequent revolution from Mexico, have generally been misrepresented as deliberate moves in a conspiracy of southern slaveholders to wrest Texas from Mexico and annex it to the United States. No denial of this charge can be so effective as the contemporary documents themselves, which go far toward revealing the thoughts and feelings of the settlers. For this reason I have frequently added documents to which Johnson did not have access. The chapters on the period since annexation are written by Mr. E. W. Winkler of the State Library. As indicated on the title page, the work comprises, in addition to the general history of Texas, an addendum of economic and local data covering all the county divisions of the state, and also a collection of biographical articles on families and individual Texans. - Editor's preface.
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Pàgina 2 - Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it, and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other States.
Pàgina 102 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And, in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts under the direction of the court as in other cases.
Pàgina 409 - I, AB, do truly and sincerely acknowledge, profess, testify and declare that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is, and of right ought to be, a fre.e, sovereign and independent State...
Pàgina 411 - ... political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended; and that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, sovereign and independent republic...
Pàgina 102 - That in all criminal prosecutions, the accused hath a right to be heard by himself and counsel; to demand the nature and cause, of the accusation against him; to meet the witnesses face to face...
Pàgina 410 - It has failed to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources (the public domain) and, although, it is an axiom, in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self-government.
Pàgina 600 - And the general assembly shall, from time to time, pass laws establishing reasonable maximum rates of charges for the transportation of passengers and freight on the different railroads in this state.
Pàgina 371 - That General Cos and his officers retire with their arms and private property, into the interior of the republic, under parole of honor; that they will not in any way oppose the reestablishment of the Federal Constitution of 1824.