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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
understood, diplomatic arrangements withl the government
of the United States would be greatly
simplified. But, notwithstanding the accumulation
of travels and authorities, European ideas of the
people are extremely vague, and it is only with the
theory of their institutions, so admirably expounded
by de Tocqueville, that they are yet conversant.
Nothing, for example, is more provoking to the
methodical publicists of ancient monarchies than
the centrifugal tendencies of the individual States,
each of which may apparently draw the whole confederacy
into aggressive war, contrary to justice
and reason. International law they conclude to be
of no avail with such eccentric bodies. In a gust
of impatience, they are for excluding them in toto
from the pale of recognised communities. But, as
the most vagrant member of the cometary system is
not less under the control of immutable laws than
the most abiding star of the firmament, so are these
sub-imperial sovereignties regulated by principles
which define and determine their movements and
action, although those principles are difficult to be
comprehended by persons planted on a political
It is a curious fact, that the politicians of the
United States charge Great Britain with indirect
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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/m1/47/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .