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very injuriously on the interests of his poor Catholic
fellow-countrymen in America. These form a population
by no means desired (now that labour is
abundant) by the citizens. Unlike the Protestant
emigrants from Ireland, they constantly interfere in
local politics and elections, acting together as one
man, and swayed by considerations peculiar to
themselves. They are, besides, a frequent charge
upon the benevolence of the country, which has to
provide relief for their sick and destitute. For instance,
I find by published returns, that, in a period of
about eight years, ending in July, 1838, the number
of Irish patients admitted into the Charity Hospital
of the city of New Orleans was above 12,000; exceeding
the aggregate number of patients from
every State in the Union. When all these matters
are weighed, it will not be deemed extraordinary
that societies should be formed for excluding foreign
settlers in the States from the benefits of naturalization.
These have been organized in New Orleans
and elsewhere, under the name of " Native American
A war between England and the United States
would be one of the greatest calamities that could
befal either. Were the American character and
the working of the American institutions thoroughly
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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/m1/46/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .