Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 20 of 432
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The chief commissioner, Mr. Charles Buller, and my
co-assistant, Mr. Thom, intending to proceed direct
to England, and the Municipal Report, so far as we
were justified in presenting one, requiring some further
inquiry at Montreal, I proposed, after we had
agreed upon the basis of certain recommendations,
to remain (at my own expense) and complete the
details of the work. I remained accordingly, during
the rebellion, despatched the Report to London
about the end of December, and then started for the
United States-having two objects in view; first, to
examine the working of the State Legislatures,
and secondly, to visit Texas. I was well provided
with credentials. Lord Durham had furnished me
with an introduction to Mr. Fox, the British Minister
at Washington; and the Count de Survilliers
(Joseph Bonaparte), and other gentlemen of note
and consideration in the United States, had recommended
me to the hospitalities of their American
I made a halt at Albany, the Legislature of the
State of New York being then in session, and received
the kindest attentions from some very estimable
families to whom I had letters from Sir John Eustace
of the Guards, then in Canada. To Mr. Bradish,
Lieutenant-governor of the State, I am indebted for
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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/m1/20/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .