Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 17 of 432
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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
ignorant, destitute of a wealthy and educated class,
they have known nothing of British rule save
through the interested representations of the notaries
and other Tritons of the rivulet, whom they had sent
to the House of Assembly, and who were generally
petty jobbers, devoid of honesty and public
spirit. How this evil is to be remedied under the
United Canadian Legislature, I cannot see. With
regard to the distressed population, perhaps the
best course would be to encourage the young men
and women to form insulated settlements in the
upper province. Drafted in considerable bodies,
and accompanied by their clergy, they would be
glad to remove from a worn-out soil to new lands,
where they might form safe, and, in some degree,
useful communities. At all events, it would, I conceive,
be sounder economy to provide for their wants
in this manner, than to continue to aid them with
public money in the form of loans, never to be repaid,
as has been the system for years.
On the 23rd of August, the Governor-general
issued a commisssion to Mr. Charles Buller to
inquire into the municipal institutions of Lower
Canada, and on the 25th, I was appointed assistant
municipal commissioner, conjointly with Mr. Thomrn.
Mr. Buller's multifarious duties, as Chief Secretary,
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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/m1/17/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .