Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 42 of 432
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At the close of June, I left Galveston for New
Orleans. Just before my departure, I had an interview
with the President, who had removed to the
island for the benefit of his health. His constitution,
he said, was broken, but he would fearlessly
persevere in the policy which he had adopted-a
policy he believed to be essential to the prosperity
and happiness of the Republic. " Tell your rulers,"
was his concluding observation-" tell your rulers
to agree to a liberal treaty with Texas, and she will
pursue a commercial system by which trade will be
freed from its shackles in the valley of the Mississippi,
and the country beyond the Rio Grande."
From President Lamar I received an introductory
letter to General Hamilton, then on his way to
Europe as Commissioner of the loan.
Soon after I arrived at New Orleans, my friends
almost hustled me on board a steamer, apprehensive
lest I should be clutched in the embraces of
Yellow Jack, as the pestilential fever of the southern
coast is familiarly called. With the utmost speed
of high pressure, I steamed up the monarch of
North American rivers to Louisville, in Kentucky;
frbm Kentucky I went to Cincinnati, in Ohio;
thence to Wheeling, in Virginia; thence " right
slick away," in a break-neck stage, with " go-ahead"
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/42/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .