The Formal secession of Texas.
--The special correspondent of the New Orleans Crescent writes thus from Austin
, the capital of Texas
, on the 4th inst. The italics are those of the writer:
went out of the Federal Union this morning bright and early.
By a count of the votes cast at the election for the purpose of ratifying or rejecting the ordinance of secession, the result so far is a majority of 23,459.--The majority will be increased as the additional returns come in; for the counting and registering of which provision is made.
On the counting of the votes and the making known the result, the President
of the Convention
, O. M. Roberts
, arose and said:--"I pronounce the State of Texas
a free, sovereign and independent nation; so declared by the voice, and will so be upheld by the arms of her people." The thundering of cannon and general rejoicing of the people attest the supremest gratification of the citizens of Texas
at our deliverance from free negro bondage and our emergence to the condition of freemen again.
at one time declared his perfect willingness to abide the result of submitting the question to the people; but now he is moody, silent, discontented and disposed to bring on difficulties.
He may be deposed by the Convention, and a patriot placed in the Executive Chair of State.--It is probable that he will be.