Col Kinney - establish CCTX & Nicaragua Colony

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Col Kinney - establish CCTX & Nicaragua Colony - mcdi-x, ex-I estab-; Com-Ulttee intro-dueed...
mcdi-x, ex-I estab-; Com-Ulttee intro-dueed irresisti-i is-- be- Pa-eiie in- re-1 West-It. of of ishap-t Pan- it for new-fields or the grave. The new Republic is likely to be established, and Col. Kinksv has been chosen as its founder, doubtless because be is a tried, practical American pioneer, because he possesses, in a high degree, those characteristics of Ameri cans which lead them to seek and develop new fields of enterprise, whether political or commercial. He will succeed, probably, because, among other reasons, it is largely the interest of himself and his associates to succeed. He seems eminently fitted for tbe post assigned him; having abundantly demonstrated his sagacity and skill as a pioneer, and as a founder' of communities. His life is fail of almost romantic success. He is a native of Pennsylvania ; started in life for himself at 13 years of age, without friends or means, went early to the West, and founded, if we miatafc not,, tbe now flourishing city of Chicago. He was among the first of the immigrants to Texas ; was foremost in the memorable struggles of the Colonists there with the Indians and the Mexicans, and finally built up and governed a community of some ten thousand souls at Corpus Christi, where no white man had been before him. The' substantial reward of his enterprise is the possession of about a million acres of land in Texas, and the confidence and esteem of an who know him. We know nothing of the affairs of this company, under whose title to Mosquitian territory CoL Kumar goes out to establish his colony, nor of the grants themselves, more than is revealed by the statements of the par ties interested. These are secondary matters. J The great fact that stands out, is, that CoL Km as v with about a thousand resolute Tex-ana, Pennsylvaniana, New-Yorkers, Loosiani-ans, Georgians, and others, is going to develop the soil and commerce of the country, to open its mines, and to teach the inhabitants bow to work, and how to govern themselves. We can hardly measure the certain results of this enterprise, in tbe future of that part of the world, abounding in an the productions of every clime, believed to be rich in mineral wealth, and occupying a commercial position so important to our own country and to the world at large. They can be estimated only in the light of American character and history. The people of Central America will do well not to oppose this enterprise, but rather to hail it aa one calculated to improve their condition, impart permanence to the institutions of the country, give value, to their property, and arrest their decline. If they could roll back the tide of progress, it would stin be the height of folly to attempt H. But the progress of true American influence over tbe continent is inevitable. This expedition is but the opening of another chapter in its bistory. i' MMMBaBfaBBMBBMBHB

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 22 Dec 1854, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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