A Guide to the Robert Dale Owen Texas Annexation Letter, 1844
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.
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.”
This collection is open for research use.
Robert Dale Owen Texas Annexation Letter, 1844, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Stefanie Lapka, July 2013.
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