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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Nobody Really Wanted Texas

Well, sure, why not look more closely at that House journal from December 14, 1841:

Mr. Gates presented a petition of nine citizens of the county of Niagara, in the State of New York, asking that any preposition for the annexation of Texas may be rejected.
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Mr. Barnard presented a remonstrance of citizens of Albany, in the State of New York, against the admission of Texas into the Union.
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Also, the petition of David Barber and others, of the county of Tompkins, in New York, praying that Florida and Texas be not admitted into the Union except as free States.
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Mr. John Quincy Adams presented a petition of James T. Woodbury and others, legal voters of Acton, in the State of Massachusetts, praying that the republic of Texas be not admitted into the Union.

Would've been a mite less fuss and bother if we'd not taken the slavers in.  Anyway, I'll be revisiting Texas, slavery, and John Quincy Adams in a few days.  Mark your calendars!

ntodd

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