Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 41 of 432
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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
Britain, and he hoped that they, the last of her
descendants that had been admitted into the family
of nations, would prove themselves not unworthy of
her future or past renown. He trusted the day was
not distant when, by her recognition of the right
which patriotism had established by an untarnished
sword, the bonds of kindred would be strengthened
by relations of amity and commerce." The chairman
concluded a speech highly complimentary to
England, with the remark that the British throne
rested now on a firmer basis than before, since it
was filled by a lady whose feminine graces and
virtues would rally round her all that was manly,
chivalrous, and noble.
The toast was drunk with an enthusiasm that
could not but be very gratifying to a wanderer in " a
far countree." In reply to the honour, I expressed
my gratification, as a Briton, at finding that the
farther I travelled South, the nearer I seemed to
be to congenial sentiments and feelings, and declared
my intention, in requital of the respect evinced by
Texan citizens for my Sovereign and native land,
and the hospitality which had been accorded to
myself, to make my countrymen acquainted with
Texas and its history, which were either greatly
misunderstood or altogether unknown in Europe.
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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/m1/41/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .