19 October 2013


It is even suspected by some that Col. Peraza himself was in fact the agent of Santa Ana, instead of Yucatan. Should this suspicion turn out to be well founded (and I believe that servile and faithless people capable of the basest acts of national perfidy as well as of individual treachery), we will present to the world the unenviable and humiliating spectacle of a nation of anglo-Americans, gulled, entrapped, circumvented, and in her vital interests crippled by the perfidy of the imbecile Mexican.
--Congressman Darnell of the Republic of Texas, on the floor of the Texian House of Representatives, 14 December 1841

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