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illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... OF THE MEXICAN TERRITORY. 261
elements necessary to constitute her a separate state of the
confederacy, when, with the approval of the National Congress, the
connection was to be dissolved, and an independent and separate
state legislature given to Texas, that approved of the arrangement.
The constitution of Texas and Coahuila as forming a part of the
Mexican Union, was decreed on llth March, 1827; the 6th Article of
the preliminary dispositions of which, declares " the territory of
the state is the same which comprehends the provinces heretofore
known by the name of Coahuila and Texas. A constitutional law shall
fix their limits, with respect to the other adjoining states of the
Mexican Federation." It may be well to observe, as explanatory of
the real or more positive cause of Texan disconduct, that the
Government of Mexico, in its primeval organization, being desirous
to give effect to the immediate suppression of the slave-trade
within its territory, and the gradual removal of slavery within its
jurisdiction, decreed, by article 30th of the law of 4th of
January, 1823, that after the publication thereof, "there can be no
sale or purchase of slaves which may be introduced into the Empire.
The children of slaves born in the Empire, shall be freed at
fourteen years of age." And by the laws of Coahuila and Texas, of
March 24th, 1824, Article 46, "New settlers (as regards the
introduction of slaves) shall become subject to the existing laws
in relation thereto, and which may hereafter be established.." .
262 CAUSES OF TEXAN DISCONTENT Article 4th of the law, of 23rd
March, 1831, enjoins, that importers of slaves after the expiration
of the time mentioned in the 13th Article of the Constitution,
(llth Sept. 1827, ) " will be subject to the penalties
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