The War in Texas: A Review of Facts and Circumstances, Showing that this Contest is a Crusade Against Mexico

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publishers, 1837 - 64 pages

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Page 52 - be imprisoned not exceeding three years, 2. That if any person shall, within the territory orjurisdiction of the United States, enlist or enter himself, or hire or retain another person to enlist or enter himself, or to go beyond the limits orjurisdiction of the United States with intent to be enlisted or entered in the service of any foreign prince,
Page 53 - of marque, or privateer, every person, .so offending, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, and be imprisoned not exceeding three years.
Page 21 - may rather be presumed) to avoid impeachment, or imprisonment and legal punishment for their misdeeds. They also assert, that the government "has demanded the surrender of a number of [their] citizens, and ordered military detachments to secure and carry them into the interior for trial, in contempt of the civil authority,
Page 42 - too, of the following solemn and sacred contract of his country with the sister republic which he would dismember :— ' There shall be a firm inviolable, and universal peace, and a true and sincere friendship between the United States of America, and the United Mexican States, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, between their people and citizens respectively, without distinction of persons or places.
Page 20 - constitution of this country, now offers us the cruel alternative, either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny, the combined despotism of the sword and the priesthood.

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