Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 35 of 432
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AND INT' RO)UCTORY IREMAIRKS.
ings were chiefly devoted to a routine of entertainments,
only productive of melancholy or enmui, unless
one can yield oneself up to them in forgetfulness
of every thing else.
Leaving Waslhington with a lively sense of American
good-will, of whlich I had received many
proofs, especially from General Wool, of the United
States army, I returned to New York, and having
learned from Mr. Thom (then on his route from
England to exercise judicial functions among the
trappers of the North-west) that the Report in
which I was interested had been received and printed
for Parliamentary use, I prepared for travelling beyond
the Sabine; nothing dismayed by the alarming
accounts whicli I received of Texas and its people
from my Northern acquaintances, who placed before
me the agreeable alternatives of being eaten by
Indians, sliced by bowie-knives, or pressed for a
soldier. I selected the line of the coast, and journeyed
through Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas,
Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, without the occurrence
of any remarkable incident, until I left Mobile
in a steam-boat for New Orleans.
The eye and mind both fatigued with threading'
the woody solitudes of Florida, I had arrived at
Pensacola, and having no temptation to remain
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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/m1/35/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .