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It extended from the Sabine River on the east to the Rio Grande on the west, and from the Gulf of Mexico on the south and east to the territory of the United States and New Mexico-another Mexican state at that time — on the north and west.
An empire in territory, it had but a very sparse population, until settled by Ameri had colonized Texas, and afterwards set up slavery there, and then seceded as soon as they felt strong enough to do so-offered themselves and the State to the United States, and in 1845 their offer was accepted.
The occupation, separation and annexation were, from the inception of the movement to its final consummation, a conspir Red River were called.
The climate was delightful.
Near the close of the short session of Congress of 1844-5, the bill for the annexation of Texas to the United States was passed.
It reached President Tyler on the 1st of March, 1845, and promptly received his approval.
When the news reached us we began to look again for fur