The Long Expedition

Many Americans, especially the filibusters, were angered over The Adams-Onis Treaty, which they considered to be a surrender to a despised foreign power and a denial of their right to go where they wished. Natchez, Mississippi was a center of resistance to the treaty, and a group of citizens planned a filibustering expedition to conquer Texas. James Long, a doctor and merchant, was placed in charge, and about 300 men paid subscriptions to be part of the expedition in exchange for the promise of land in the planned "Republic of Texas."
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