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but, within her original boundaries, no serious demonstration was made against the new republic by Mexico, subsequently to Santa Anna's disastrous failure in 1836. Meantime, her population steadily increased by migration from the United States, and, to some extent, from Europe; so that, though her finances were in woeful disorder, and her northern frontier constantly harassed by savage raids, there was very little probability that Texas would ever have been reconquered by Mexico. In August, 1837, Gen. Memucan Hunt, envoy of Texas at Washington, proposed to our Government the Annexation of his country to the United States. Mr. Van Buren was then President, with John C. Forsyth, of Georgia--an extreme Southron — for his Secretary of State. The subject was fully considered, and a decisive negative returned. Mr. Forsyth, in his official reply to Gen. Hunt's proffer, said: So long as Texas shall remain at war, while the United States are at peace with her adversary, the proposit