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William H. Wharton —
born on April 27, 1802,
died on March 14, 1839
William Harris Wharton was an early colonist, political leader, diplomat, senator and orator in Texas... (wikipedia)
Who of us is able to read and understand and be entirely confident of the validity of his title to the land he lives on, and which he has redeemed from a state of nature by the most indefatigable industry and perseverance?
I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government.
It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments.
In addition to the dread of Indians, Texas held out no inducements for Mexican emigrants.
In my last I contended that none of those ties which are necessary to bind a people together and make them one, existed between the colonists and Mexicans.