Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 15 of 432
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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
Of various noticeable matters which fell under
mny observation during my residence in Canada, I
have preserved either record or remembrance. But
those matters are foreign to the purpose of this narrative,
and, were it otherwise, they are so blended
with saddening recollections associated with the
memory of him whom I served with affectionate
fidelity, that I would not willingly touch upon them
Shortly after my arrival, I was commissioned to
inquire into the state of certain parishes below
Quebec, where the French Canadians were, it was
alleged, suffering great distress. The inquiry was
not uninteresting, as it afforded me the most favourable
opportunity of examining the character
and condition of the people. Hiring a calash, and
securing the services of its accustomed driver, I
journeyed along the right bank of the St. Lawrence
as far as Rimouski, then retraced my course to Kamouraska,
-where I crossed the St. Lawrence to
Malbaie, and, proceeding up the left bank of the
river, returned to Quebec.
The habitans in the districts I visited had, with
the excteption of those in the parish of St. Thomas,
near Quebec, escaped the Papineau mania, which
raged among their countrymen in the districts of
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/15/: accessed May 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .