The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 36, July 1932 - April, 1933 Page: 42
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
I have found in the Clarion of February 9, 1819. Brigham cites a
later reference in the Clarion of September 14, 1819.
In another place in the issue of the Clarion of September 14,
1819, is reprinted the article from the first issue of the Texas
Republican of August 14, 1819, which has already been transcribed
by Winkler from the St. Louis Enquirer of September 29, 1819.
In this reprinting there are some differences in the spelling of
proper names; for instance, here: Brassos, Galvezton. The Nash-
ville Gazette of September 29, 1819, reprints the same article
again, crediting it to the Reporter of Lexington, Kentucky.
The Nashville Clarion apparently had a special interest in Texas,
for it reprinted a number of other items from the Texas Republican.
In the issue of October 5, we find under the heading "Texas," the
following article from the latter newspaper:
"Agreeably to our promise in the first number of this paper, of
giving a descr [i]ption of this country, we now commence with a
general view of the geography of Texas, and shall afterwards note
the most minute particulars. The following is partly from history
already published, and partly from the observation of officers en-
gaged in the service of this Republic.
"By the late treaty between the United States and Spain, Texas
is bounded north by the forty second degree of north latitude; east
by the state of Louisiana, wes[t] by Cogquilla and New Mexico,
and south by New San Andre and the Gulf of Mexico; it is nearly
one thousand miles in length and 600 miles in breadth, lying be-
tween the  5th and the 42d degree of North latitude.
"The river St. Antonio takes its source about three miles to the
north-east of the capitol (St. Antonio) and is navagable for skiffs
and batteaux to its source--affording excellent fish, fine mill seats,
and water to every part of the town of St. Antonio. It is joined
by the river Mariana, from the west, and then discharges itsel[f]
into the Rio Guadalupe about 50 miles from the sea. At the town
of St. Antonio the river is about 20 yards wide, and 12 feet deep.
The river Guadalupe takes its source about 150 miles to the north
west of St. Antonio, and is a beautiful stream of at least sixty yards
in width-its waters are transparent. After receiving the waters
of the St. Antonio and St. Marco it discharges itself into the south-
west end of the bay of St. B[e] rnardo.
"The river St. Marco takes its source [e] about one hundred miles
north, twenty west of St. Antonio, and is thirty yards in width.
"The Red river takes its source in Cogquilla, in 33 deg. north
latitude, bending to the east, enters Texas; and after a winding
course o[f] 600 miles, d [i]semboques itself into the bay of St.
Bernard, in lat 29. Its waters are of a reddish cast, and is nav-
igable for boats of three or four tons burthen.
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