Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 59 of 432
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from 80,000 to probably not more than
2. Creoles, of European extraction, 1,000,000.
3. Mestizoes, the offspring of Europeans and
4. Mulattoes, the offspring of Europeans and
5. Aboriginal Indians, numbering from three to
6. African negroes and their descendants, 100,000.
7. Zamboes, the offspring of negroes and Indians,
To these about 15,000 mixed European residents
are to be added.
Deducting half a million from the (as I conceive)
exaggerated estimate of the seventh class, and
allowing a larger proportion to the European creoles,
whom Humboldt, in 1803, estimated at more than
a million, the aggregate population of Mexico, at
the present day, may be computed at between nine
and ten millions.
In 1834, Colonel Juan N. Almonte (since secretary
of war in Mexico), by commission from the
general government of Mexico, visited Texas, and
drew up a statistical report of the country, to which,
as an official Mexican authority, I shall occasionally
refer. According to this report, the section of the
Mexican Republic, which may now be distinguished
as Texas Proper, is situated between 28
and 35 north latitude, and 170 to 25 longitude
west of Washington; bounded on the north by the
Territory of Arkansas; east, by the State of Louisiana;
south, by the Gulf of Mexico and the State
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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/m1/59/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .