Texas is Ours! And Cuba Must Follow

Sept 26, 1845

Citizens of St. Clair County, Illinois, pass a resolution, unanimously adopted, urging the President to purchase Cuba, “with the consent of the white people thereof”.  “The slaveholders have only to claim that England has designs on Cuba, and the Northern Democracy will vote away fifty millions to obtain it.  How many slave states would Cuba make? It would hardly be safe to get up a revolution there and annex it to the United States.”   Item from the Kennebec Journal