Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 25 of 432
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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. XXV
overtop our own, carries on, by means of hired emissaries
and pamphleteers, a constant warfare against
the slave-holding States, which, being wholly agricultural,
are anxious to have a free exchange of
their products for the manufactures of England.
The Abolitionists predominate in manufacturing
Massachusetts, and their prime orator and representative
is Mr. John Quincy Adams. Every insulated
fact, or floating newspaper figment, that may
be calculated to darken the character of the Southern
planters in the estimation of the moral and religious
world of Europe, is carefully collected by the protariff
philanthropists, published in cheap little books,
with illustrative cuts, and sent across the Atlantic,
where they receive fresh circulation, and call forth
the indignant denunciations of the excellent persons
who essay to regenerate the world by periodical resolutions
at Exeter Hall.
Contenting myself by saying, what I believe in
my conscience (and not without observation) to be
true, that negro slavery never existed in a milder
form than it does in the United States-that the
efforts of the Abolitionists tend only to frustrate their
declared object-and that a more humane, generous,
and high-minded class of men does not exist than
the Southern planters,-I shall simply remark, that
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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/m1/25/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .