Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 22 of 432
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empire from expenditure on public works in Ireland.
With these views, and
"For the satisfaction of a thoughtNo
busied myself in making observations and collecting
materials in such of the States as promised to
exhibit the subject in new or striking lights.
After a short stay in New York, a sort of hybrid
city, neither American nor European, I proceeded
to Washington, to have a glance at Congress. While
there I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Clay, Mr.
Webster, and other political magnates, whom I
always found courteous in manners and instructive
in conversation. From Mr. Clay, who when in
Washington is overwhelmed with business, I received
an invitation to visit him at Ashland, his seat
in Kentucky, but, unfortunately, subsequent arrangements
did not permit me to avail myself of his
kindness. The North-eastern Boundary question
wore quite as feverish an aspect at that period (the
winter of 1839) as it does now. General Winfield
Scott, pacificator in the M'Leod affair, was then despatched
to Maine in the same benignant character.
I had some conversation with him just before he set
out, and like a truly brave and patriotic as well as
enlightened man, he evinced, both by language and
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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/m1/22/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .