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of the most exhausting products. The third, or
mountainous region, situated principally on the west
or southwest, forms part of the great Sierra Madre,
or Mexican Alps, but little explored, and still unsettled."
the midland district, the English traveller,
Mrs. Houston, speaks, from the observations of those
who had seen it, in these words:
" To the lowlands, which are certainly not
healthy, but wonderfully rich and productive, succeed
the beautifully undulating Rolling Prairies.
Nothing can surpass this portion of Texas in natural
attractions; its ever verdant prairies resemble our
most beautiful parks; magnificent clumps of timber
are scattered over its surface, and its valleys are
watered by quick-running streams."
It will be remembered that in the whole of this
Republic there are not now, at the largest computation,
more than three hundred thousand persons.
Its population is about that of the State of New
Hampshire. The most thickly settled portion of the
district is the lowland. Most easily cultivated, most
fit for that barbarous rudeness of labor, which alone
is possible in a slave country, this district, if we are
rightly informed, has filled up most rapidly. To
freemen, however, the midland district offers equal
or superior advantages. The climate is better ; the
cooler air and consequent vigor and health, give an
advantage which the slight ease of tillage gained on
the sea coast does not counterbalance. It is already
an extensive grazing country, and it would seem
that the agricultural product can scarcely be named,
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Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909. How to Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers Us, pamphlet, January 1, 1845; Boston, Massachusetts. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2357/m1/7/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .