The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 211
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Book Reviews and Notices
The date when each county was created is shown in the Ap-
pendix. This date frequently throws an important sidelight upon
the naming of it. The Constitution of 1836 recognized twenty-
three counties. Only thirteen were added to this number during
the period of the Republic. For political reasons the West suc-
cessfully opposed the creation of a great number. The Con-
stitution of 1845 removed the grounds for the opposition of the
West, and as a, consequence thirty-two counties were created in
1846. By 1859 the number of counties had been increased to
more than one hundred and fifty. The Legislature in 18,76
created fifty-four counties. This rapid increase in the number
of counties within the brief period of forty years has had a de-
cisive influence in the choosing of names.
The book has no table of contents; it has no list of maps and
illustrations. The illustrations are numerous, but they vary
greatly in the degree of perfection with which they are reproduced.
E. W. WINKLER.
In the September issue of The Mississippi Valley Historical
Review Professor Bolton restates in an expanded and adequately
documented form his article on "The Location of La Salle's
Colony on the Gulf of Mexico," originally published in the Aus-
tin American, July 19, 1914, and noted in THE QUARTERLY,
XVIII, 224. Other articles in this number of the Review, which
will interest readers in the Southwest are William S. Robertson's
"The First Legations of the United States in Latin America,"
and Susan M. Reed's "British Cartography of the Mississippi Val-
ley in the Eighteenth Century."
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