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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
gall " to make oppression bitter," nor by any means
passive under minute vexations, yet I have laid
down a rule for my guidance when in foreign countries
which has kept me within the limits prescribed
by fairness and common sense, and which I shall
therefore mention for the edification of others. If
a person discover that he is less handsomely treated
(without provocation on his part) than a native of
the country where he pilgrimages, under the same
average circumstances, he is warranted in protesting
and complaining; but if his treatment be similar
to that of a native of his own condition and apparent
claims, it is his duty to eat, drink, and be
thankful, especially where, as in the United States,
he is, neither by dress nor language, distinguishable
as a stranger.
Many of our young men of rank and wealth,
when travelling in Aimerica, acquit themselves but
indifferently among a sagacious, energetic, and unbending
people; others, of larger faculties and
better training, adapt themselves to altered circumstances
with a good grace. I was amused with
the secret distress of one of the latter class, Captain
Alexander Gordon, son of Lord Aberdeen, u ho
arrived at Fuller's Hotel, in Washington,. a day or
two after I had been independently installed in an
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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/m1/33/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .