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about 200 miles, when it unites with the San Marcos,
and assumes a south-easterly course, until it
enters the bay. Owing to the numerous bends of
the river, and the shallowness of Espiritu Santo
Bay, the Guadalupe is of little utility as a medium
of communication. It is generally about 150 yards
wide and from five to six feet deep, with remarkably
pure waters and very steep banks.
The Coleto River, which is sixty-five miles in
length, flows in a south-easterly direction until it
enters the Guadalupe. Sandy Creek on the west,
and Peach, Plum, Kerr's, and Smith's Creeks on
the east, are tributary to the Guadalupe. The San
Marcos a stream of considerable size, has its source
in a spring which ejects its waters from beneath a
large rock, and forms a transparent river forty yards
in width and five feet in depth, abounding in fish.
It is regarded as a natural curiosity. The Rio
Blanco, a beautiful stream of crystal water seventy
miles in length, enters the San Marcos a few miles
below its source.
The San Antonio flows into the Guadalupe from
the west, four or five miles from the bay. Four
springs which rise in a small eminence at a short
distance from San Antonio de Bexar, and unite
about a mile above the town, form the river,
which is fifty yards wide, and four or five deep,ever
pure, ever flowing, and preserving an equality
of temperature throughout the year. The rapid
waters of the San Antonio, running over a pebbly
bed, are remarkably wholesome, and so clear that
small fish may be seen distinctly at a depth of ten
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