Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 18 of 432
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left him little time to attend to the commission of
which he was the head, and Mr. Thom, also, was
frequently called away to assist in matters in which
his experience as a Canadian lawyer was of value.
The business of the inquiry, therefore, mainly devolved
upon me; and although the duty was by no
means severe, yet it was, to the last degree, uninteresting.
With slight exception those municipal
regulations of the province that were actually in
operation were confused, meagre, and utterly ineffective
Events in England, followed by Lord Durham's
determination to retire from the government, brought
the commission to a premature close. His lordship,
who had in a written communication volunteered
the grateful assurance that he considered me " one
of the truest and most devoted of his friends,"
intimated, on the eve of his departure, that the
affairs of the commission might be wound up, and
that I was free to return home. I had a private interview
by his desire the day he left Quebec, when,
after expressing his approval of my conduct and
services, and sanctioning my intention to travel, he
bade me farewell in terms that touched my heart.
Believing that I had an inclination to linger in
countries where money does not constitute the pre
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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/m1/18/: accessed June 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .