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The news from Mexico
It is now an admitted fact that the Mexican Congress has granted permission to the Lincoln Government
to march a hostile force through Mexico
to attack the exposed Western frontier of the Southern Confederacy.
It is admitted that the consultation of four Governors which was held at Guanajuato
had no friendly object in view towards the South
, for Messrs. Doblado
fully understand the necessarily aggressive policy of the Southern Government
And it is also admitted that our friend Latham
's ancient bed-fellow, Don Juan Nepamuceno Cortina
, is now publicly enlisting Mexicans in the towns of Guerrero
, and Mier, for the purpose of making another foray into the now comparatively defenceless counties between Cameron
In fact, whatever the enemies of the Fort Brown Flag
may say on the Texas
side of the Rio Grande
, we have the experience of thirteen years, and the immediate declaration of the Mexicans themselves that they intended, and have acted, to depopulate and render worthless this frontier, even at the expense of a war with the Americans
All we say is that we have been the first to denounce this unprincipled and unfriendly conduct, and have enunciated the only policy calculated to counteract the evil.
The valley of the Rio Grande
has been declining in wealth and population since the close of the war, and Mexican
rulers see in our present war with the North
a favorable opportunity to accomplish their design of entirely destroying the Texan
settlements on the Rio Grande
, and thus driving our frontier back to the Nucces Valley
We are still the objects of this disastrous movement, as any one may see who is willing to look at the matter philosophically.
It now takes most alarming proportions, for if the bandit Cortina
is making the movement rumor credits him with, he is doing it with the connivance of the authorities of Mexico
The charge is publicly made by Texas
officers, that General Garcia
, during his late trip along the river, met Cortina, and had a lengthy conversation with him; and it is a well known fact that the rascal could have been taken twenty times if the authorities on the Western
bank of the Rio Grande
had ever desired to arrest him.--But they have never had the disposition to interfere.
And now we demand that our people shall take this matter in hand.
The disgrace of being cheated and robbed by a cut-throat who is protected and assisted by Mexican officials, calls for redress, and the State
owes it to its own dignity and to the interests of this valley, that the nuisance of a Government which exists for our annoyance, between the Rio Grande
and Sierra Madre mountains, should be abated.