Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 40 of 432
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sition. To enable me to carry out this resolve, I
comnmenced the collection of documents, which I
continued indefatigably in the United States, until
I had amassed such a number as warranted me in
attempting something more substantial and useful
than that irresponsible and, often, illusory production,
a modern book of travels.
Shortly before I quitted Houston, I was invited to a
" champagne supper" at the quarters of Mr. Henry
Thompson, an accomplished memberof the Texan bar.
The guests were chiefly government officers and gentlemen
of the legal profession. After supper, Branch
Tanner Archer, who presided at the General Consultation
of Texas, held at San Felipe de Austin, on
the 3rd of November, 1835, was called to the chair.
Having accepted the call, the chairman craved a
bumper to a toast, which he said every citizen of
Texas would pledge with all his heart-" The health
of the youthful Sovereign of the British empire."
" The land over whose political destinies Queen Victoria
had been called upon to preside was the land
of their forefathers, and if the United States were
their mother-England was their grandmothercountry.
It was thaXt venerable but endearing
degree of relationship which she held towards
Texas. Great and glorious had been the career of
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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/m1/40/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .