News out of TX indicates that Mexico, in spite of its political instability, is preparing an invasion of the Lone Star Republic. Reports suggest that the Mexican government fears an invasion of their country by the Southern Confederacy. Texan commanders have redirected already scarce troops to repel the invasion.
Complicating matters, and perhaps opening this opportunity to the Mexican military, is the more or less forced removal of Federal troops from Texas following secession along with plans among German communities in Texas to move to Mexico in order to avoid what they perceive as a revolution.
Since VA and MD both seem increasingly inclined to secede, one wonders whether they are aware of the consequences of secession already felt in TX, where the increase in Indian raids combines with these military threats from Mexico to cast a sobering pall on the earlier euphoria.
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