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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
or near its northern boundary, as should be sufficient
for the purpose of establishing an asylum, or
free state of persons of colour, Her Majesty's subjects,
who may be desirous to emigrate to and establish
such free state."
On these motions there has been, as the Americans
say, no " legislative action ;" neither has their
framer proceeded, according to his doctrine of right,
to agitate for the impeachment of the Foreign
Minister, which, by the way, seenms to be a favourite
project with certain flighty politicians
now-a-days. Another motion has been held in
abeyance by Mr. O'Connell, to be brought forward
on the production of the Texan treaty. If,
like those already quoted, it contain the germ of
war with the United States, the least Parliament
can demand from the honourable, learned, and
absolute gentleman, before consenting to gratify his
humour, is a guarantee that, in the event of England
plunging into hostilities with her best foreign
customer and most formnidable opponent, he will not
whistle off his legions, in the heat of the conflict,
and leave her to fight it out as she can.
Whatever Mr. O'Connell's motives may be for
endeavouring to embroil England and the United
States, one thing is certain, that his conduct operates
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