Vol. XVII.* JULY, 1913 No. 1
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THE LOTJISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER
ISAAC JOSLIN COX
PART II-THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION OF THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS
The present article is a continuation of that appearing in THE
QUARTERLY for July, 1906. In the former article the writer dis-
cussed conditions during the period before 1803, when such events as
affected the Louisiana-Texas Frontier prior to 17'62 concerned the
local colonial policy of French officials in Louisiana or Spanish
officials in Texas; and after that date, Spanish officials in both
jurisdictions. Aside from strictly local affairs, the most significant
question that appealed to all these officials arose from the fear
inspired by Anglo-American expansion to the westward. This fear
exhibited before 1803 may now be interpreted as a premonition of
what actually happened after that date. The significant problem
before the Spanish officials of the Interior Provinces and the Mexi-
can Viceroyalty was how best to meet the threatened tide of Amer-
ican invasion. This problem concerned not merely the districts
above mentioned, but the Floridas, Cuba, California, and other
regions intimately or remotely connected with the Gulf of Mexico
and the Northwest coast of America.
xPart I of this study appeared in THE QUARTERLY, X, 1-75.
*Volume I-XV published as THE QUA BTERLY of the Texas State His-
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 17, July 1913 - April, 1914. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101061/. Accessed December 11, 2013.