Robert Dale Owen Texas annexation letter
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This small collection is comprised of a letter in which Congressman Owen writes that Mexico “has no more just claim over Texas than Spain over Mexico or Great Britain over the United States.”
- Creation: 1844
- Owen, Robert Dale, 1801-1877. (Person)
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Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877) was the son of Robert Owen, a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement. Owen emigrated to the United States in 1825 and was a longtime exponent of the socialist doctrines of his father, as well as a politician in the Democratic Party. He served in the Indiana House of Representatives twice (1835-1838; 1851-1853) and was also elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1842, and served from 1843 to 1847.
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This small collection is comprised of a letter in which Congressman Robert Dale Owen comments on Texas Annexation to the United States.
This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, July 2013.
- Robert Dale Owen Texas Annexation Letter, 1844
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