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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
demeanour, his sincere desire for the maintenance of
peace between his country and mine.
This, I am sorry to say, was not the general feeling
in the Northern States of the Union; on the contrary,
among the mass of the people, there was a levity
in contemplating war which astonished and pained,
and a bitterness in speaking of England which irritated
and annoyed me. Among the wealthy and
educated, hostility to British interests assumed the
place of antipathy to the British people, to whom
indeed they were ready to accord all the respect and
extend all the civilities to which collectively or individually
they might be entitled. I was, however,
exceedingly pleased to find, that among the superior
officers of the army and navy-veterans who
had served with credit against Great Britain in the
war of 1812-there existed a cordial disposition to
do justice to England and to cultivate friendly relations
with her people. While, professionally, they
would have rejoiced at being called into active service-so
far as my military and naval acquaintance
extended-the members of both profesgions concurred
in the hope (in which I heartily joined) that harmony
between the two nations might long be maintained.
While in company with some officers of rank
in the United States' army, the probable results of a
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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/m1/23/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .