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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
expressibles, the "helps" withdrew to hold a conference
in a corner of the apartment. After due
deliberation, one of the body intimated their unanimous
decision, that, for any free citizen to wear
such mountebank equipments out of doors was quite
impossible, but there was a minority of their number
not indisposed to wear them in-doors, provided
a suitable addition (one dollar per diem) were
made to their pay. The negotiation terminated
abruptly, and the offended Minister transferred the
insulted habiliments to the readily-acquiescent Africans,
who bore their sartorial honours with evident
elation. I may add that I have not seen white servants
in livery in the United States, except once or
twice in New York, and there the uniform was of
such an unostentatious description as hardly to merit
Incidents of this kind, which originate in obvious
causes, are frequently the source of grievous dissatisfaction
to a certain class of English sojourners
in the United States, who avenge themselves for
the suppression of bile while in the country, by
publishing caricatures when they return home.
They do not give themselves the trouble of inquiring
whether the subject of their complaint be a
necessary result of a particular social organization,
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/31/: accessed March 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .