The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volum 5

Texas State Historical Association, 1902

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Pàgina 272 - The Religion of the Mexican nation is, and will be perpetually, the Roman Catholic Apostolic. The nation will protect it by WISE AND JUST LAWS, and prohibit the exercise of any other whatever.
Pàgina 280 - Whereas, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and other military chieftains, have, by force of arms, overthrown the federal institutions of Mexico, and dissolved the social compact which existed between Texas and the other members of the Mexican confederacy: now the good people of Texas, availing themselves of their natural rights.2 SOLEMNLY DECLARE, 1st.
Pàgina 280 - That they hold it to be their right during the disorganization of the Federal system, and the reign of despotism, to withdraw from the Union, to establish an independent government...
Pàgina 202 - A Journal of the Last Voyage perform'd by Monsr. de la Sale, to the Gulph of Mexico, to find out the Mouth of the Missisipi...
Pàgina 20 - USA, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco, Mexico.
Pàgina 283 - The duties of the General Council shall be, to devise -ways and means, to advise and assist the Governor in the discharge of his functions: they shall pass no laws except such as, in their opinion, the emergency of the country requires — ever keeping in view the Army in the field, and the means necessary for its comfort and support: they shall pursue the most effective and energetic measures to rid the country of her enemies, and place...
Pàgina 37 - Her separate existence, as an independent state, had been recognized by the United States and the principal powers of Europe. Treaties of .commerce and navigation had been concluded with her by different nations, and it had become manifest to the whole world that any further attempt on the part of Mexico to conquer her, or overthrow her government, would be vain.
Pàgina 46 - I observed that we could say nothing of peace while the Americans were on this side of the Bravo, or occupied any part of the Mexican territory, or blockaded our ports ; and that we were resolved to perish or vindicate our rights ; that fortune might not be always favorable to the enemy, and their experience of the 22d and 23d should convince them that it could change.
Pàgina 323 - ... and, if you could only deceive me enough, you would join with it a piratical cooperation. You have acted in bad faith, and seem determined by your acts to destroy the very institutions which you are pledged and sworn to support. I have been placed on the political watch-tower.
Pàgina 280 - That they have taken up arms in defence of their rights and liberties, which were threatened by the encroachments of military despots, and in defence of the republican principles of the federal constitution of Mexico of 1824.

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