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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS. xliii
drivers, over the Alleghany Mountains. Baltimore,
with its social amenities, welcomed me as to a home,
and I obtained the traveller's luxury of a willing listener
to my yarns, in the person of Mr. Hudson,
British Secretary of Legation at Washington, whose
multiplied kindnesses I shall not readily forget. With
Mr. Hudson I re-visited the Federal Capital, submitted
my Texan documents and free-trade views to
the acute judgment of Mr. Fox, bade adieu to divers
friends on the route from Washington to New York,
remained for a brief period in that bustling city,
and " finally" took the last look of American land
on board a liner, which in twenty-two days all but
deposited me on the quays of Liverpool, in the
"fall" of 1839.
From the time of my arrival in England to the
date of the treaty by which Texas was recognised,
and commercial relations establislied between the
young Republic and this country, I omitted no occasion,
public or private, of redeeming the pledge
which I had given in Texas.* A letter, published
* Explanation of Texan affairs was no easy nor encouraging
task; some asking if the people were Indians, others if they were
Spaniards, and others apparently suspicious that I had established
advantageous relations with the " land-pirates,"-and hence my
zeal. A veteran member of Parliament asked if Texas were not
a state lying contiguous to Florida.
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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/m1/43/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .