History of New Mexico: From the Spanish Conquest to the Present Time, 1530-1890 : with Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent People (Google eBook)

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New Mexico Historical Publishing Company, 1891 - New Mexico - 631 pages
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Page 175 - House dissenting) had declared that 'by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States...
Page 170 - In performing this duty, it would be wise and prudent ta continue in their employment all such of the existing officers as are known to be friendly to the United States, and will take the oath of allegiance to them.
Page 128 - Robinson, who was in front with me; but in half an hour they appeared in full view before us. When our small party arrived on the hill they with one accord gave three cheers to the Mexican mountains.
Page 148 - The arrival produced a great deal of bustle and excitement among the natives. "Los Americanos !" "Los carros!" "La entrada de la caravana!" were to be heard in every direction; and crowds of women and boys flocked around to see the newcomers ; while crowds of leperos hung about as usual to see what they could pilfer. The wagoners were by no means free from excitement on this occasion. Informed of the "ordeal...
Page 201 - That all that portion of the Territory of the United States bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the Colorado River where the boundary line with the republic of Mexico crosses the same; thence eastwardly with the said boundary line to the Rio Grande; thence following the main channel of said river to the parallel of the thirty-second degree of north latitude; thence east with said degree to its intersection with the one hundred and third...
Page 176 - The United States hereby absolves all persons residing within the boundaries of New Mexico from, any further allegiance to the republic of Mexico, and hereby claims them as citizens of the United States. Those who remain quiet and peaceable will be considered good citizens and receive protection those who are found in arms, or instigating others against the United States, will be considered as traitors, and treated accordingly.
Page 184 - You have lately commenced a war against the same people. You are powerful. You have great guns and many brave soldiers. You have therefore conquered them, the very thing we have been attempting to do for so many years.
Page 3 - I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea.
Page 170 - It is the wish and intention of the United States to provide for New Mexico a free government, with the least possible delay, similar to those in the United States ; and the people of New Mexico will then be called on to exercise the rights of freemen in electing their own representatives to the Territorial legislature.
Page 149 - Fe established a tariff of his own, entirely arbitrary, exacting five hundred dollars for each wagon-load, whether large or small, of fine or coarse goods! Of course this was very advantageous to such traders as had large wagons and costly assortments, while it was no less onerous to those with smaller vehicles or coarse heavy goods. As might have been anticipated, the traders soon took to conveying their merchandise only in the largest wagons, drawn by ten or twelve mules, and omitting the coarser...

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