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American Freeman (Newspaper) - September 15, 1847, Prairieville, Wisconsin FREEMAN, o VOL. 3. DEVOTED TO LIBERTY POLITICS, TEMPERANCE, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, MECHANIC ARTS, AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1847. NO. 45. AMEIUCAN FREEMAN, OLI2T, CO. orricE BACON MLACKWELL'H HI.OCK, THIRD TERMS. TwnJollarnper year, if paid in advance, or within three months; otherwise twenty-live canM m a'Uition for three wiH be rr.'iiiireU. All and remittances tout tlirmigh the Post Office, must po.tr PAIP andadcircss- rci 1 j OJ-IN, Puj.M'fl It Co POLITICAL. SHALL WE DO WITH IT. The of Scolt'a occupation of the Mexican capital for the present on a very slight foundation- Yel lhal event has not been al alt doubtful sinca but- tle of Gordo. A repulse would but! ensure it. We have given up the matter I certain since that deplorable The only ihiug that could prevent it was a previous negotiation for peace, and for lii-it our government seems lu waited till its patience only gave assurance, to Ihe enemy. There is, therefore no doubt thai Scoli cither has taken or will take Ihu cap- ital of the Aztecs. Mexico is in our power. Tin; only question is, what shall we do with il '1 he answer would be very if our gov- ernment were a monarchy in form. Bul lo such a republic as ours il is a very dif- ferent thing. We c.annol take thai for which wedeclaied ihu war, and go aboul our butiiissn, for no movial knows whal that is. The governmental functional it's whom we have been very .S.i n la Anna whom we past, for thai ex- not make peace wuhi us, for if they hxd any such disposition they would have doni- il before lhat c.ip- ilal was tansacked. We cunnot plunder the counlry of every thing valuable and i bring il home, because we me u republic. We have no jwrmanent king to play I hi: rogue io lhal manner, and ovir geneials are Dot quite aud independent enough to du it- The public sentiment would nut yel permit them lo do that, though il would be consistent with the old Hu- man discipline to do it. SCOU'H lirsl thing will he lo make peace, and to end he will have lo make govern- ment, nol a difficult operation in Alexico. Of course with nuch a government we, can make pace on our own icrmi. Tlmt Mich j a peace wilt ba submitted lo peaceably throughout Mexico is inconsistent wuh the I fact that peace has thus far been peisever- j refused by nearly nil Mexico. Il is j not possible lhat such a peace can be ob- served after cur bucks are turned. Il will only 11 bile we enforce is, just as il has existed while we have been conquering il. wt' are to have pe.ice wilh Mexico, thus dictated, we .-hall pie- xenl the spectacle of a republic thai dis- cards standing armies, supporting iwo or three to enforce a foreign pe.ico. D.iring this lime, probably not a short one, in which we shall bj enforcing peace in Mexico, we may he enjoying a slice more or lest of .Mexican territory on i the annexation plan. But us there must In; an end of our military pence, cither hy relrc.il, w is not lo bo hoped, or hy j thorough conquest and subjection of tliu conquered territory, the question uf iin- nex.iti.jn may as well diicussrd al unco.', This ii a quite different question Irom Ibat j of Ihe annexation of Texas, for lhat coun- try lilile else than n wilderness, wbeni Austin and bis f'ollovveis liisi set their feet ir. it, U has ni> towns, much less ci- ties. But the moment wo annex tlie whole or any purl of ihe settled -Mexican country, ihe what shall we do with ihe population Whatplacesh.il) sign them in our system? Shall we liiUc them as we did Ihe people
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