The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937 Page: 44
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opposite to the east branch of the False Washita and running
due south fifty miles (to the approximate location of McKinney,
Texas); thence due east fifty miles, (passing from McKinney
through Washington Street, Greenville, to Highway 67, east to
Cumby and approximately to Sulphur Springs) due south sixty-
five miles (through Hopkins, Rains, and Van Zandt Counties);
thence by a straight course to a position in the south bank of
Cedar Creek, which flows into the Trinity (possibly along the
eastern boundaries of Henderson and Anderson Counties); thence
by a straight line to the lower or southern bank of Aguila Creek
when it unites with the Brazos (possibly the northeastern boundary
of Robertson County); thence up the Brazos to its intersection
by the new Indian boundary (which was not definitely known);
from there to the southern boundary of Peters' Colony, as estab-
lished by contract of July 6, 1842; thence along the east line
(of the Indian boundary) due north to Red River; following
the meanders of Red River down the south margin to the north-
west corner of the tract set aside for Peters pursuant to the
contract of February, 1841; thence along this western boundary
to the southwest corner of said tract; thence along the southern
boundary to the southeastern corner thereof; and thence with
the eastern boundary of said tract to the junction of Big Mineral
Creek and Red River. Thence the line followed Red River to the
opposite lower bank of False Washita.30
THE FULFILLMENT OF MERCER'S CONTRACT
Until Mercer secured his contract, January 29, 1844, it appears
that his connection with Texas colonization had been in the interest
of promoting Peters' contracts in the United States and abroad.
He apparently severed his connection with Peters and set out to
develop a new project of which he was the head. In compliance
with his contract Mercer planned to have a complete survey of
his grant of land. He further chose his associates and organized
them into a stock company, the purpose of which was to promote
and finance the new project.
"Contract between President Sam Houston and Charles Fenton Mercer,
January 29, 1844. Colonization Papers, 1843-1845. Texas State Library.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 40, July 1936 - April, 1937, periodical, 1937; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101099/m1/52/: accessed July 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.