Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 21 of 432
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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
a number of valuable books and documents, indicating
the mode in which the business of the State
is transacted. I had been led to select this special
subject of inquiry from a desire to ascertain how far
it might be practicable to introduce a system of local
legislation into the United Kingdom, by means of
which Parliament might be eased of the consideration
of private bills-a portion of its duties executed at a
maximum of cost and a minimum of efficiency. To
Ireland, in particular, it appeared to me that a
Legislature, limited in its functions to matters
strictly local, would be productive of all the benefits
of an independent Parliament, without hazarding
any of its political dangers. As such a Legislature
would be occupied chiefly in educing the physical
resources of the country, and as its measures would
bear directly upon property, I thought that a franchise
high enough to allay the apprehensions of the
timid, might be established, with perfect regard to
equity. I reckoned among the benefits of such a
system, the bringing together of persons of different
sects and parties, upon the ground of common advantage;
the periodical concentration of the titled
and moneyed aristocracy in Dublin; the attraction
of capital to the country on local security, and the
consequent liberation of the other divisions of the
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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/m1/21/?rotate=90: accessed June 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .