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into three departments: Bexar (pronounced Behar),
under which name was included the whole of the
former province of Texas,-Monclova commensurate
with the Coahuilan district thus designated, and
Rio Grande 'Saltillo, embracing the district so
entitled, and that of Parras.
Texas itself was subdivided into three political
jurisdictions; Bexar (proper), the Brazos, and Nacogdoches.
The boundary of the provincial department
of Bexar, towards Coahuila, corresponded with
that of the province of Texas-its dividing line with
the Brazos commenced at the mouth of the river La
Baca, and stretched along its western bank towards
the southern limit of what was Green de Witt's
colony; leaving the river, it followed the said limit
towards the west, until it passed the river Guadalupe;
returning towards the north-west, it followed the
western limit of De Witt's colony to the road which
passes from Bexar to Nacogdoches, and, taking
from that point a northerly direction, it terminated
in the Red River of Natchitoches (Rio Roxo de
The department of the Brazos, situated as above
mentioned with relation to Bexar, was bounded, towards
the district of Nacogdoches, by a line commencing
at Cape Bolivar, bay of Galveston, and
running, between north and west, through the interval
which separates the rivers San Jacinto and
Trinidad, along the heights that separate the waters
of the said rivers to the source of the San Jacinto,
thence along the ridge which divides the rivers
Brazos ald Trinidad towards the source of the
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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/m1/61/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .