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" House dissenting), had declared that "by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that Government and the United States... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 105
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post ...

Joseph Wheelan - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 309 pages
...documents accompanying the resolution. They then deftly attached a preamble to the war bill that read, "By the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of...exists between that government and the United States." As stunned, outmaneuvered Whigs protested, the amendment was swiftly put to a vote and approved, 123-67....
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The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and ...

Paul Calore - History - 2014 - 308 pages
...misleading. Many who voted for the bill did so reluctantly, still morally opposed to the wording, "Whereas, by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between the United States and that Republic," while others disagreed with Polk's provocative orders to Taylor....
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