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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
the disingenuous course of claiming rights and territory
in virtue of acts performed by it, while, in the
same breath, disavowing all Government responsibility
for those acts. But the United States has no
military post there. It has no gigantic company,
like that of Hudson's Bay, to be put forward to act
the ambiguous and insidious part of a government,
or of private individuals, as the policy of state may
render most convenient. If it establishes a post, it
must do so openly and above-board, in its own
name. But this Great Britain objects to; so that
still the monopoly of trade and of civil and military
power shall be held by her indirectly, through
the means of the Hudson's Bay Company.
"' The Committee are of opinion that this ground
of distinction ought to be no longer admitted by the
United States. So long as Great Britain takes to
herself the fruits of the operations of these EmpireCorporations,
and the millions of subjects they conquer,
and the vast realms they subdue, are governed
and held for her advantage, she ought not to be
permitted to set up any distinction, in her dealings
with a foreign state, between their acts and hers.
So far as regards the rights or the safety of that
foreign state, a military post establislied by the East
India Company, or the Hudson's Bay Company, is
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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/m1/49/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .