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PRESIDENT JACKSON'S TEXAS
LETTER.
We trans;
i
Dlement to ainimuhlet edition of the soeech
- . " r . r ; rriT"
ofj the Hon John Quinct-Adams (now in
ibe press) on th e Bulff Texa. the re
ply oi uat gentleman to tne Letter oij toe
Hon. B C. Howard, chairman of the Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs, which appeared
injotir paper or the 21st ultimo. Motion
al Inlelliz enter: ,' . I P'
i THE REPLY.! ' j .
Irkthei National Intelligencer of the 2 1st
of July, 1833, there was published a letter
tr the editors from Colonel Benjamin! C.
Howard chairrhan of the late Committee
on Foreign! A6aira, to which are annexed
the letter from' himself to Wm. S Folton,
Lsq , inquiring whether he had received the
letter from the fate President Andrew Jack
son, ol Uecember 10. 1830. .which had
been read by rnej n the House Represen
tatives, and M jFrjLvoN'a antwer acknowl
edging that he had received that letter some
tune in the month of January, 1831 Theae
last two letters Ur -Howard jut into my
hands, with p request that I would comma
nicate Ihem to fhe House, which I should
have done had, 1 been permitted to address
the House again on that subject after re
ceiving themi. ; jj They oro now repubhsried,
together withj the letter from Colonel Ho w
brd to the editors of the National Intelli
gencer, as Totjming a natural supplement to
mat unnmshed debate. -
To ihe Edit he Intelligencer.
jYonr paper of this morning (July 19thV
announces thityou have finished Mr jAdamfV
speech, which occupied so many morning
hours, as you sayl that Mr Adams, without
concluding h is remarks, resumed his seat.
The subject, of course, lies over until the
next session, Mr Adams being entitled to
the-floor.' ?N. ':! i ' -:.;V j ;;
My purpose at present is not to complain
that no member of ibe Committee on For
eign Aflairs bad, an opportunity of replying
to the numerous and heavy charges which
' k t i' - - .(- . .. . . j
wr Aoaras orpugni against tnat committee,
nor to state vjhat would have been the sub
stance of mt defence tof mvsclf and the
rest of the cpromittee, ; if a few moments
could have been found, under the rules I nf
the House, for i list purpose, Mr Adams's
complaints of haying xsufTered tinder the
operation of Wliat he tails the Mgag law,!"
when at that very time he was attacking the
committee, d(y after day, without a chance
being afforded to them of uttering a sylla
ble in their ojvn vindication, 1 would reply
in the labgu8e of; the Emperor of Mexico,
who was stretched by the Spanish comman
der upon'a bed ofj burning coals, with one
oi ins companions, wnose Criesanrt comj
plaints :wee ijud, and whom thejinjmrdr
rebuked by siytng, Do yon think that I
1 lie here lipon a bed of roses V
Passingjbyjthe many errors contained in
ibis speecii, as far) as it; relates to the opin
ions rcondiict of the Committee on For
eign A.ffiirs, 1 only mean to request you to
publish the two enclosed letters. J placed
them in. the possession of Mr Adams on
the- day when hi? 'speech ceased, with a re
quest that lie would read them when be re
sumed tbe floor.j jl believe he would have
done so, but on Monday, the IqfI day of the
session, the Speaker of the House decided
that it was
not in oraer lor the discussion Jo
continue.
On the
1
Ipreccdihg Saturday, Wr Adams
read a f coniideh
tai tetter oi Uen. Jarksnn
. a a .
to the Hon Wd. S, Fulton, then Secret" rt
of Arkansas, and dwelt much upon his bW
lief that, although written, it was never sent;
He is reported to have said : S
It is nb! demonstrative proof of that du
plicity wbicb pervaded every pait of the
course; of the lite Administration in recard
to 51fxico,i that; there does exist such an
autph pj the late, president, arfd
lbat,so far w it appears, it was never sent ?
If it Was sent,! the persons are living who
can prove it,' etc. ;-i. v ".'. i -i 1
Having obtained from Mr Adams the let
ter which ! he read, j 1 enclosed it to Gov;
Fulton, (now 8i member of the Senate of
the.United States,) aod received the answer
which 1 send to you! ! VV ben 1 inquired up
on me iioor ,oi me House how the letter
came into the possession of Mr Adams. ; 1
understood i him ;tb reply . that, if the
House, by a vpte.would call for Ibe infor
mation, he would cheerfully give it. But
m . iu.i . . a". a
irom uiai inuinem until me ena oi ine ses
lion ' there was no opportunity of moving
lor a vote ol me Mouse, nor do I know that
1 woulil have renewed the inquiry in that
way, u mere aaa ueen a propitious mo
ment. v Whed you siv, therefore, that Mr
H. did not put the Question I be that it
i-r - " .V! u I ' r n
iimj no uuuersiooa uiai i consinerea a ret-
the House' hv Mi
Adams, as putting it out of my power to
press tnej question lurtner, and hot from
disinclination
to learn bow the trictly
conhdential"
etters of General Jackson, or
any otner mi
n came to be read in the
House, and tl
ri orinted.
espectfully yours,
; BENJ. C HOWARD.
House of Representative!, July 7. 1833.
Sir ; The enclosed letter was read by
Mr Adams in the course of his
morning, and 1 understood him
speech this
to uy that
it was not senjt.
As the inference
which may be dxawrt
froni this will probably be, that General
Jackson did not seriously entertain, lor in
tend to act upon, the principles avo we4 in
this letter, may I ask you to say whether or
not'voti received the original, (if whicli the
enc
osed is a copy ?
Respectfully yours.
BENJ. C. HOWARD.
Honi Wm. S. Fcltok.
Senate Chamber, July 7, 1833
fiir :'i 1 this moment received yours of this
datej, and for answer have the honor to stale
ib!t the original letter, a cby.j oijiWiich
yonlhave submitted to my inspection, 'was
received by me 'some time in the month of
January 1831. The original letter is how
witr my papers at home, in Arkansas ;
oil my return it is my intention to IcKik;
and
for
it, and either send it to the State Depart
ment or bring it with me oo tnt return here
next fall. From my recollection of !, the
contents of the letter, I feel satisfied
the f ncl osed is a true copy. I: ! ; 11
that
i
jal,
j Tiiiswas a matter strictly eonfiden
and ail my proceedings under it were
cretl i ' - rimim
se-
Urider my instructions, I diligehtlyjin?de
the enquiries required, apd cociimunicatec
the result to the President.
i
i am, respectfully,; f i
your obedient servant,
: W!rJ. S. FULTON,
II V: HOWARD. : j f j
ei notoriety with which this conspiracy
e dismemberment of the Mexican Re
public; was pursued, from its incipient stge
to itsj final consummation, hot only itnlthe
Terntory of Arkansas, but in all the South
western States, and nowhere with morejn
decfit;publicity'!hn m the Stliis of iflsn
nessee, and at Nashville, by the most devo
ted partisans of General Jackson; the slug
gishndirlerence with which thecqmjpfaints
of the Mexican Government upon tliis sub
ject were treated by his Adminiitrationhe
voracious appetite for Te'x.is, betrayed by
the negotiation simultaneously pressed ti;)on
the extreme, need of Mexico fori the acqui
sition of that province br .purchase nd
the mystery of withholding from j Congress
aW knowledge ! of this negotiation, Wlii I jit
was jkrjown to all the world besides;, lad
jinisep strong and well-founded snpi?ibns
of trje Sincerity of the political otercojiirjse
hetwfen the Administration and! tiiewGov
eriiment of Mexico. Those suspicions had
evenbeen made public as early as in 1rie
yearj829,hy ihe report (if the KjeXiparr
: Secretary, of State to the LegisUtiirey jprie
cisely contemporaneous with tne insttic
tionsfromiMr Van Buren o Mrtpdiiis?jt fo
tuke Nyantageof the distressed apd ihva-
djed tohdi!ion of Mexico to orTej' five jmil
I tons of dollars fVrlVx as j At a htei jne-
riodjwhen a grave and sorcmnS complaint
of the unfriendly and equivocal iortdurjt pf
ht North American Ad nmlist ration' townrds
Mexico bad bef n addressed I directly from
the M exican to onr own Secretary of State;
when a! new nUrstion of disputed bounrfnr
jd been suddenly started in vagueand in-?
jifjnfle hngflsge, by a note of MriAhthbri
Butler to Ihe Mexican Government : ' when
jsoibmn. dilomalic mission of jhW hig&es!
rdef sent from Mexico to Washinotfin th
compfain of these ambiguous oUmas out.
and (hese hostile practices, had'! been iiriet
wih pmooth words and anttnafrmf clis-
clositre! to Congress, and thereby mlltbe
Mexican Envoy, of the authority ' jgnfett lb
Gene.raf Gaines to invade tjie Mf xjcan! ter
ritory, t the very moment of her sharpest
contest! with the Texian insurrection, it pvas
iinptsible fr an attentive ! observer nbi.to
percr1ive;the duplicity which for ;t lie first
tune since-the existence j of the United
States, Had crawled into thetr counsels, fnd
coiletl herself in the seat ! of their ; liishcst
power. -This perversion of moral pripci--
pie; this debasement of national morals! at
the summit of the organised authority of
the Ur. ion, b ad i forced itself upon my notice
by its internal evidence before the original
letter j from the late President to the Siire'
tary of the Territory of Arkansas had been
exhibited to my inspection, or the copy of
it lurpisnea me, witn permission to make
such nse of it as 1 should tliink broDer.l !
MrfFulton says that this was a matter
strictly confidential, and that all his proceed
ings unaer u were secret, j r
Strictly confidential ! yes! ?o confidential
that it was reserved from the knowledge of
the Governor of the Territory, upon allega
tions not conformable to Hhe fact. ' The
Govetnot was riot then in Kentucky, bnt at
nis posi in Arkansas; and altnoogn the let
ter was not official, but confidential, it was
to hint lhat, in the course of a straight-forward
and honest policy, the instructions
should have beeo addressed, I and ! not tb the
Secretary. I .
Alj Mr Fultojn's proceedings tpntjerl tie
instrqctions were secret ! yes! so secret that
he discovered bbtbing.f of which the rest
dent could or would ayail htmselL to coun
teract or defeat the conspiracy against the
diligently made the inquiries requireand
communicated the result to ihe Presidebti
Wbali result was it mnrht La ifw;n ia
knotfj but the event has shown that: the
conspirators had nothing to fear from it.
PerHaps ihere may have been some secretij
sympathy between the inquiries of Air f ul-j;
VT f r t jpuuiicaiion aoout tnat time itt
the Arkansas Gazette, of which the follow-1
ing is one paraeranh :
U BnUeMhe charge 'affilrcs of tbb
1 n?
Th
forth
L
.- " present predominant party ajre iecif
dedlj opposed to Ibe ceding any pprtioii
of its territory. No hope need, thf reform,
be entertained of our acquiring Tesason
til some tber partf more friendly to ! the
United Slates than the present shall; pre
dominate in Mexico, and perhaps not un--til
the people of iTexas shall tiiroiff jfithh
yoke of allegiance to that 1 Goternment,
which tbey will do, no , doubt, sc soon as
they shall hate a reasonableprtter for do-
ltOg 80,
From the
answer of the Department of
call of the House i of i Upre4
State ito the
senlatives pi
a copy of th
the 5t h of January, 1 1 83$,! M
s letter from the late President
to 51r Fulton, that no such letter 'was found
on the files of the Depart ment--f rob the
fact that the letter itself, though purporting
tolbej a copyj was an original, in the jiand j
wilting of the I Piesideot, and; signed; with
his name jfrpra the notorious fact tht the
Texian conspiracy bad been aided and sup
ported, from the Territory of Arkansas, as
openly; io Teanessee, without I inierrup-
tion br rebnke either from the Territorial
ori Federal Governmentand especially from
the extraordinary! countenance given by' the
President eighteen months afterwards tb
(General Houston at Washington, while he
was assaulting jand maiming, in the i ark-
ness of night,' in a atteet of that city, 4
member of the House of Representatives
of the United States 1 could not believe
tbat this letter to Mr Fulton had everibeeo
sent ; and having jome experience ofj the
frailty of the writer memory upon sukjects
relatinjg to Texas, 1 was not without expec
tation that he would, upon suitable inquiry
not recollect that he had ever written such
a letter an easy consequence from j which
would .have been another; charge against me
in the Globe and Richmond I Enquirer of
fraud and forgery, as fair an A as true as
thit Lon the conference between General
Jackson and me,' at the conclusion of the
Florida treaty, or as that of the niemnrable
substitution of the semicolon for the com
ma ! j -r ; :v r :;;
The acknowledgment of Mr Fulton that
he did! receive ibe letter shortly after it was
written, and that he complied with its in
sttuctinns, by secret measures, the result of
which lie communicated to the! President;
temives all possible question of tl,e authen
ticity of the letter as the letter itself re
moves all possible question of the late Pre
sident's full knowledge1 of the conspiracy,
with General Samuel Houston at! its head,
for the dismemberment of the Mexican R
public; as early l as December, 1830. It re
moves ail doubt, also of the light in which
he professed tp consider it as an atrocious
conspiracy against the pace and ! integrity
of a neigbbonug Republic, which he a the
Chief Magistrate of this Union, was bound
in duty to detect, to expose, and suppress,
by all the lawful and iofpcial means in his
power.). Withi this knowledge, and with
these sentiments, how! is the history of his
subsequent intercourse: with Mexico, with
Texas, nd with General Samuel Houston,
to be reconciled I The perpetual teasing
if the Government of Mexico for cessions
of territory, increaatng in amount in pro
portion as the proposals were repelled with
disgust,' the constant employment of agents,
civil and military, for all official n:; rcoiirse
with Mexico and Texas, citizens of State?
most intensely bent upon the acquisition; of
Texas, such as Anthony Butler, Potvhattan
Ellis, arid General Gaines ; the uninterrup
ted intimacy with General Houston, from
the egg jto the apple of the Texian revolt ;
the promise io Hutchins G. Burton, of the
Government of Texas ; Ithe wanton, unpro
voked, land unconstitutional discretionaiy
power given to General Gaines i to invade
the Mexican territory ; the apparent con
cert between that officer, in the : execution
of his authority,, and tbe.Texian Command
ing General Houston ; the cold indifference
to every complaint on the part of Mextoo
against all the violations pf our obligations
of amity and neutrality I towards her the
disengeotous evasion of a direct answer' by
the wooden nutmeg distinction (that a di
rection not to go beyond Nacogdoches;! he
contemptuous treatment o all t the com
plaints of the 'Mexican Minister,) Gorostiza,
and the preposterous importance attempted
to be given to his ptinting a pamphlet 'in
ihe Spanish language, exposing the; 'bad
faith of this Government in their treatment
of hjs mission, and'circulating a few copies
of it before his He part nre from this country:
id all these things there is a mutual coihci
dehce and coherence wbicli makes them
perpetual commentanes upon each at he!.
But the crowning incident' of all is Uhe
thundering war message of the late Presi
dfntiofi the United States tblCongressJof,
the 7th: of February, 1837, with the ossen-
Iuif reports upon it, at thelVery heel; of
the session, by the committees of both
Houses of Congress ; and, ast bf all, the
echo of the martial trumpet in Ithe mes
sage of the present President at the com
mencement of the late session In j this
last message waa the strange arid on war-
raniea assertion, mat from tne proceedings
of Conffr. inn lh mnmmpni)ii!nn
his predecessor in the message of 17111
February, it appearefl that lb opinibri
both branches of the! Legislature eoinefded
"withi that of the itxecntive -that faiy
Hons m4 ij(a6 bivsed.
77ou uj rearess Known to ine. aw oj rw-
Goternrricnt for the purchase o( Tezasl
! . vi'ikouiuiiica. ur i ixai
war against Mexico by the United States
would; haye beeriu5iia6V
An appropriation., or a jm mutter of Peace
, 1.1- r mm
is, to be sure. Imarvellous evidence of the
opinion that a resort to tear would be jus
tifiable ! ' But was there no other evidence
of this coincideiue betweeu the E
xecuiive
and ihe House of Representatives,!
with re-
m
gard to the question of peace and
war oe
tween tne. united states and Mexico r uu!
yes, the rep'ort of the salme Committee on
Foreign Affairs j recommended a "last sol
emn appeal to the justice of Mexico,' by a
diplomatic mission of thehighest rank,and
the appropriation Tor sqcb a. mission was
accordingly made. ' jf
And on that same night tht nomination
of the Minister ; was sent to the Senaie.and
confirmed by the advice and consent of that
body, j - j.- - ;
And wbq was this Minister of Peace, to
be sent with the last drooping twig of olive,
to be replanted and revivified in the genial
soil of Mexico ?:j It was no other than
Powhatan Ellis, of Mississippi, famishing
for Texas; and just returned in anger and
resentment from an abortive and) abruptly
terminated mission to the same Government,
in the inferior l capacity of Charge d1 A f
fatres. His , veryi name must, have tasted
. l ft . .am. ' ' a . .
like worm-vvood to; the Mexican palate;
and his name alone seemed to have been
used for the single purpose of giving a rel
ish to these last, resources of pacific and
conciliatory councils. His appointment
seemed at least tp barmontze with the re
commendation of the Committee on For
eign Affairs, forj it was to a mission of the
highest rank in oitr diplomatic dictionary.
But though! appointed, he was not peiintt
ted to proceed upon his embassy, lie was
kept at home, audi in his stead was de
spatched a courier of the Department of
State, with a budget of grievances good
and bad, new and jold, stuffed with wrongs,
as full as Falslafffii buck basket with1 foul
linen, to be turned over under the nose of
the Mexican Secretary of State, with anal
lowanpe of one week to examine, search
out, and answer concerning them all.
It i; impossible to speak of the conduct
of our Government towards . Mexico with
the gravity which the great principles and
vital national interests involved in it would
require. Tnere are large and serious cau
ses of complaint, and just claims of in
demnity by citizens of the United States
against; that; Government, abandoned and
sacrificed byLour4nwn,upon the most frivo
lous pretences of 'offended dignity, andre
peated ruptures j of negotiation without
rhyme or reason. ! j From the day of the
battle of San Jaci;Dto9 every movement of
the Administration jjof this Union appears
to have been made for the express purpose
of breaking off negotiation and precipita
ting a war, or of fVightcnirigj Mexico by
menaces into ihe ctssionof not only Tex
as, buti ihe whole course of the Rio del
Norte, and five dejfres of latitude across
'the continent of the South Ses. The in
struction of 21st Jilly 1836, from the Sec
retary of State to Mr. Ellis, almost imme
diately after the battle, was evidently pre
meditated to procure aropture,and was but
too faithfully carried into execution. His
(Ellis's) letter of 20th October, 1 1836, tb
iMr Monasteric, was the, premonily ymp
ton ; and no trne-fiearted citizen of this
Union can read it, arid the answer to it on
the next day by Mr Monasterrb, without
blushingVor his country. This was the
initiatory step, followed op, by Mr Hi
till he demanded his passports and came
home. And instantly after his return came!
j the war message of 7th of February, 1837.
Io the mean time the Mexican Charge d'-
Anaires at wasmngion iuasuiiov mu, oi
course, and necessarily, been recalled by
bis Government, in consequence of this hos
tile departure of Mr Ellis. The Mexican
Envov Extraordinary (Gorostiza) bad been
driven away by the cold and insulting re-
tusai oi saiisiacuon,; or even oi, piauaiuic
of reasons for the invasion of the Mexican
of territory by Gen Gaines. A courier of
of ihe Derartnient of State was afterwards
; sent to draw the circle -of Papilius round
Piesident Bustamente ; and no sooner had
anomer iunvoy cxtraoruinary
Plenipoteotiary from Mexico set his foot
of war had indeed reverberated f from the
complacent report of their Committee on
Foreigns iA.flaibat thai report bas never
takeu op for consideration in tile House,
oor was ibe resolution with which it clos
ed adopted by (the House. (i
An apprpprifition was, indeed, at 5 o'
clock in the mprnirig of one of the last days
of the seision,! at the motion of the chair-"
man ofhe Cotomittee on Foreirn Affairs,
foisted into the general civil and diplomatic
'appropriation bill for an outfit: and sala
ry for an Envoy Extraordinary and Minis
ter Plenipotentiary to Mexico, Whenever,
in the opinion!! of ' the Executive, circum
stances will permit a renewal of diplomat
i intercbarie honorably with that Power,
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And that thensame chairman of the Com
mmee on Foreign Affairs was, all the late
Session of Congiess, reduced to j the ne
cessity of citing this approbation, thus ob
truded by himself upon the sleeping vigil
of the House in the last agonies of an ex
piring Congress as warranting the asser
tion of the present President, thai the two
Houses of Congress had concurred in
opinion with his predecessor, that! ori the
7th of February, 1837, La declaJatipn of
in Washington, ihari he was'insnlled cJ ts
New Orleana, bji a paragraph in the anhc
al messase of the President ot the Unltpd
States to Ctigresjs, spurring that- body! to
war, ana leiung tbem that negouation wps
sxiiausted; and that fArymust provide self
redressing measufef for the rights of l!cir
fellow-citizens, which he, the Executive
Admioiairation.waa no longer able to main
tain. -. j lvfS-; Tri;;o: ,-;.. .: ;;:
But the duplicity, hich I have cliaf gW'
opon ihe Iate;itaf present Administrations
of par Goverrimeatf in the conduct of bur
national intercourse with Mexico arid Tex
as,bas not only been signalized by its bear
ingjopon those foreign States, but it lias
been practiced with equal assiduity uhon
the people of this Uuion themselves. 1 It
was practised :by the legerdemain ftiickcry
which smuggled jtbrough both-HboscJ of
Congress, against the; repeatedly declared
sentiments of a I$rgemajority of the IJousj
of Representauyes,in the form of a contin
gtnt appropriation for a Minister, the ire
cognition of the Repobl 6( Texas It jias
been practised byj the long-protracted sup
pression ofj all debate in both Hoqses.roost
especially in ! ihe House of Representa
tives, concerning! our relations with Mex
ico,! and, above al,L withegard to the an
nexation of Texas; to this Union. Tho
cyaleniatic smothering of all petitions a
j catnst iUlm .ie, vxtuded io ine rc.o-
iutiona of seven State Legislatures, could
have no other intention than .to disarm tlie
resistence against it which w as manifesting
itself throughout ktl Uie aiavcles States of
the Union. It was distinctly seen that if n
full, free, and unshackled diocpsaion of tho
question in the llouae of Representatives
should be permittedits issue would show .
an . overwbleminj; majority against the
measure at the time. "
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In no atrongerj light was this double
dealing ever disclosed lhan in the treatment
of the petitions, memorials, and legislative
resolutions relating to the annexations, re
ferred by the Hotise to the Committee of
Foreign Affairs, and never looked into by
them. The chairman of the committee ac-;
tually charged the House with inocfrfrfnice :
in reference to iie committeo 'the petition
from Lubec. Hej ma intainrd that the sul
sequent referenc of all the State resoln
tiona and all the Petitions had been cootm
ry tb the declared opinions of a large ma- j
jority of the House, arid lie lamented that i
the motion to Iaylon ihe table, pr the "mhri
tion for the previous question upon tlie ru-!
port of the comuiittee did not prevail,.
represeftted the aiswer of the Secretary b(
State to the proposals of Mr.' .Merau-nn
Hunt as a prompt p?shive and irrevocably
refusal ; yet, what were the objections al
leged by the Secretary against the accept-!
tance of the ofierjf ( A w ar w ith M ex i co
and a doubt) nil Hinted of ihe cons tit utioi-!
al power of Co6grssv Buju two Presi-;
dental of the United Stales had, for the last
eighteen months, ibejen goading Congiess
into a war with Mexico, and the chairman '
of the committee himself jdeclared that lie j
thought, with the precedents of Louisiania
arid Florida, there iWs no room for the con
stitutional doubt ; !!he, too,, fi ad been amoni:
the most eager and inveterate stimulants tn j
a Mexican war ; and if it was true, as two
Presidents had asured Congress, and as
the chairman himself had responded in
choral unison to the assertion, that decla- :
ration of war by the United Slates against
Mexico would lr(S been justifiable in
February, 1837, what objection could
that leave to the accetaocej of the propo
sal from Texas in September of the saifie
year? Nothing but the constitutional doubt,
and of that the chairman ol thecommitteo
had dir posed by declaring with great equan
imity, that in Ins opinion,
ing iri it. . . r ':
iheretoas not It-
In his publication ibf the 2I$t .Joty' Colonel
Howard, replying to jmy indignant remonstran
ces against the thrice-repeaiedgaaijd com
plaining that be and bis colleagues of ihe Crrj
mitifcepn Foreign Afaira had not enjoyed tf
oppurtuniiy of rfotirig oo the floor of the House
the toaoy errpra"0f joy pecb asaimilatcs,
with extreme felicity of illuatratioo, his unharV
py condition to i hat uf jhe Mexican Ernpen t
Guatiraizin, 8treuhed. with one of bis favoriie
courtiers on the racW! burning coals, by j the
ruthlss Spaniard, torexwrt ihe disclosure of his s
treasure, and respoodirig; to ihej, shrieking sopr
plications of bis fellof sufferer by the qaticn.
and am Ion a bed rf roset f'and truly f ?
believe that he ia noifi But if my lamehtatim.
uoder the torture of khe strangulated freedom (:
speeeb, in ibe cumm6p assembly where be and 1
with others, our peers, .repreaent the whob
North American Peu jle, call for relief and deliv
erance oponbim, his inwer tbat he ia suffering
equal lb tortare himself differs somewhat in iu
application from thai t the Mexican soverei?!'.
It was not by his tyrlpny and cruelty that hi
favorite aod himself iwere stretched at ooce,on
the beds of burning M ; ihy Were both vic
tima of one and the same ruffiao coouerur. i If
he could have ttoed his Iriend and depeodint
from the fUme. ther would Late ueen no caose
for this exclaaiw which waa, indeed, boi
an erophatic declaration that be could notf To
my lie e lord, therefoie. the GoaWnvain of tEe
late Committee on Foreign Affairs, ! reply, that,
smarting as he now djoea upon tbe bormpg coals,
of a casual aod momeoury laterdict opoo h:s
riffbt and prtvelegs of lapeech 10 the Represen-
tative Halfof Ue Unjon, I trust be will cever
more, as principal oi as acowsary, stuff the gz
irtbet mouth-of his fellow-members of th
Hooae. or bis own ; Wat. he wilt
more rolutions to a rapgle the right of the
People to pstitioo, aiHi peireeoom o.
l. iiy, mrA that J noiwithauodin bis
,hy to female aujilTeaas and
JStiora. he will tio the
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