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"State Rights"


"The equivalent document for Texas, called “A declaration of the causes which impel the State of Texas to secede from the Federal Union,” says:“We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable.”