Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 51 of 432
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AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKIS.
or dismember the Republic. Instead of burning
towns and cutting throats, let Americans and Britons
emulate each other in the arts of good government
and industry, and the authorities, Presidential
and Regal, " go a-head" with all their energy to
parade the largest number of virtuous, enlightened,
and contented citizens, for the inspection of Wisdom
and Benevolence, on the day when they distribute
their prize medals to the benefactors of
If any of my countrymen, having dozed for the
last half century, are, between sleeping and waking,
venting their wrath against " Yankee rebels," and
wondering why our Whig government do not
spit them en masse, like cockchafers, I recommend
them (after taking a refrigerant) to read what
is recorded in the following pages, of a people
who have grown up since they retired to " the
pleasant land of drowsy-head "-a people whom
their European Historiographer calls " Texans," but
upon whom the leader of " hereditary bondsmen,"
and those who sail in his wake, have bestowed a variety
of appellations more familiar to the readers of
the Criminal Calendar than to the admirers of polite
literature. After perusing the said pages, the sleepers
awakened will infinitely oblige me by revealing
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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/m1/51/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .