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DIVISIONS OF MEXICO.
will probably favour the progress of civilization and
prosperity in these vast and fertile regions."
There is another division of Mexico given by
Humboldt- the "Maritime and Commercial"which
will one day possess great political interest,
when the coasts shall become more populous, when
the cultivation of the soil shall be less concentrated
on the table-land, and when the maritime provinces
on thle Pacific shall avail themselves of the advantages
offered by their ports for the commerce of
Asia and the north-west. This division includes,1.
The PROVINCES OF THE INTERIOR, which do not
extend to the ocean; viz., New Mexico, New Biscay,
Zacatecas, Guanaxuato. 2. The MARITIME PROVINCES
OF THE EASTERN COAST, opposite to Europe;
viz., San Luis Potosi, Vera Cruz, Merida, or Yucatan.
The MARITIME PROVINCES OF THE WESTERN
COAST, opposite to Asia; viz., New, or Upper, California,
Old, or Lower, California, Sonora, Guadalaxara,
Valladolid, Mexico Proper, Puebla, Oaxaca.
By the Constitution of the Mexican United States,
adopted in 1824, the Republic was divided into a
Federation of States, Territories, and a Federal District.
The parts of the Federation were thus distributed
:-States, nineteen in number, commencing
with the Peninsula of Yucatan to the south, or Merida
to the east; Tabasco, Las Chiapas, and Oaxaca
to the south and west; towards the north these
were succeeded by Vera Cruz, Tamaulipas, San Luis
Potosi, New Leon, Coahuila and Texas, comprehending
the whole territory on the Atlantic side, as
far as the frontiers of the United States; La Puebla,
Mexico, Michoacan, Zalisco, Sonora, and Sinaloa,
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Kennedy, William. Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1, book, January 1, 1841; London. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2389/m1/57/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .