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I have read your oration with very great pleasure, and admired both its sentiments and its composition.
I own I am sorry that your countrymen want such discussion.
But not even America is perfect; though, spite of party prejudices and Pro-Slavery, you are fast progressing in all your institutions.
Without a national debt, with the far West, and your magnificent institutions for education, all must come right.
You will abolish Slavery, and, I hope, drive us out of Canada and California; for I do not see why we should be there.
I think the sooner we get rid of colonies, the better. . . . All speak with great pleasure of your book;
The oration and it has, I observe, been favorably mentioned in the journals.
I hope that what you saw of England will induce you to pay us another visit; and you will find few of your many friends and admirers more happy to see you again than Mrs. Ker and myself.
T. Flower Ellis,—now best known as Macaulay's friend, —while at York, on t