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Michigan

Address of Col. Isaac D. Toll

one for which history has, perhaps, no superior. A less degree of wrongs and outrages upon the persons and property of our people, if unredressed, committed by powers other than Mexico, would have been considered sufficient ground for hostilities. As the effect of a single act, witness the thrill of indignation that pervaded the land at the seizure of Koszta, of patriotic emotion on his release by the memorable determination of Capt. Ingraham. In addition to acts of violence demanding redress, even a hearing was refused to our ambassador, and he was turned away with insult—our territory invaded, and the blood of our citizens shed upon our own soil. Congress declared with but two negative votes in the Senate, and fourteen in the House, that war existed by the act of the Republic of Mexico, at the same time making provisions for its energetic prosecution. With such unanimity on record are you to be flippantly told that it was an unprovoked war,

Mexican War


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