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a military post established by Great Britain. Not
to perceive this, is to shut our eyes to the system of
operations by means of which Great Britain has
built up the stupendous fabric of her power in the
East and the West."
English people will perceive by the foregoing that
complaints of encroachment are not all on one side.
Mother and daughter seem to be pretty much alike
in their love of dominion. Let us hope that, as more
than half the globe is yet before them for apportionment,
they will postpone their quarrel about
minute appropriations until they have come to the
last slice; and then, perhaps, may arise some diplomatic
umpire who will prevail upon them to settle
patrimonial differences by transferring the ultimate
section of " disputed territory" to some promising
great-grand-daughter of patriarchal England.
It can serve no useful purpose for Britain and the
United States to go to war, and it is only in the
misapprehension of each other's true position and
interests that they will do so. And as they are of
the same original stock, it would not only be more
politic, but in better taste, to substitute reciprocity
of trade for reciprocity of abuse. Newspaper paragraphs
and angry declamation, whether in the hall
or on the " stump," will not overturn the Monarchy,
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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/m1/50/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .