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William Harris Wharton

Wharton County, Texas was named for William H. Wharton and his brother John A. Wharton
Texas Senator
In office
Personal details
Born (1802-04-27)April 27, 1802
Died March 14, 1839(1839-03-14) (aged 36)
Hempstead, Texas
Spouse(s) Sarah Ann Groce
Profession Senator

I pass over the toil and suffering and danger which attended the redemption and cultivation of their lands by the colonists, and turn to their civil condition and to the conduct and history of the government.
William H. Wharton
Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives?
William H. Wharton
In addition to the dread of Indians, Texas held out no inducements for Mexican emigrants.
William H. Wharton
I now proceed to demonstrate that the Mexicans are wholly incapable of self-government, and that our liberties, our fortunes and our lives are insecure so long as we are connected with them.
William H. Wharton
In my last I contended that none of those ties which are necessary to bind a people together and make them one, existed between the colonists and Mexicans.
William H. Wharton
The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.
William H. Wharton
It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments.
William H. Wharton
Who of us is able to read and understand and be entirely confident of the validity of his title to the land he lives on, and which he has redeemed from a state of nature by the most indefatigable industry and perseverance?
William H. Wharton