“3rd Seal. 4 Reales. Validated by the Mexican Nation for the year of 1824.”
The above is the beginning of the deed to my family’s first Province of Texas land holding, 13 years prior to Texas Independence. I’m looking at the deed right now, on this auspicious day. The signatures at the end of the document:
Estevan F. Austin
El Baron de Bastrop
Samuel M. Williams
Texas’ right to Secession:
Texas doesn’t actually have the right to secede.
It has the right to split into 5 seperate states, with 10 senators, whenever it desires.
If the Union so much as raises an eyebrow at our intent to split up, our annexation contract with the Union is breached, null and void, and Texas forthwith reverts to her own Sovereign Country.
I wonder myself to sleep at night: what was foreseen that this clause was insisted upon?