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1906 Excerpt: ...and Brazos, have been granted away to American
Settlors, and that the tide of emigration is settling very fast in
the direction of the Rio Bravo. These grants have been made by the
provincial Government of Texas, and retailed by the Original
speculators to the hordes of their countrymen, which have already
arrived there, at a moderate price of half a dollar an acre, by
which however they have cleared 150 per cent profit. On the most
moderate computation, six hundred North American families are
already established in Texas; their numbers 'Ward to Canning,
September 6, 1825, Foreign Office MSS., Mexico, XIV. are increasing
daily, and though they nominally recognize the authority of the
Mexican Government, a very little time will enable them, to set at
defiance any attempt to enforce it.... General Wavell has, I
believe, a considerable share, of the land but he is, I understand,
almost the only Englishman, who has applied for land in Texas. The
rest of the settlers are all American--Backwoodsmen, a bold and
hardy race, but likely to prove bad subjects, and most inconvenient
neighbors. In the event of a rupture between this country and the
United States, their feelings and earlier connections will
naturally lead them to side with the latter; and in time of peace
their lawless habits, and dislike of all restraints, will, as
naturally, induce them to take advantage of their position which is
admirably adapted for a great smuggling trade, and to resist all
attempts to repress it. In short, Mexico, though she may gain in
point of numbers, will not, certainly, acquire any real strength,
by such an addition to her population.... Not knowing in how far
His Majesty's Government may conceive the possession of Texas by
the Americans, to be likely to affect the interests ...
|Country of origin:
Eugene Campbell Barker
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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