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CHAP. B.] BOUNDARIES. 11
authorised and required to open a negotiation with
the government of the United States of America, so
soon as, in his opinion, the public interest requires
it to ascertain and define the boundary line as agreed
upon in the said treaty." Power was vested in the
President of Texas, by an act passed 12th June 1837,
to appoint a commissioner to co-operate with one
to be named by the government of tlhe United States,
for the purpose of running and marking the boundary
line between the two countries, " from latitude
32 north on the Sabine river, to the Rio Roxo or
Red River," according to the treaty of 22d February,
1819, between the United States and Spain. A
convention, with this view, concluded between the
United States and Texas at Washington, on the 25th
April, 1838, having been ratified by both governments,
an act was passed by the Texan Congress, 23rd
November, 1839, repealing the law of June 1837,
and providing funds for carrying the object of the convention
into effect. Commissioners duly appointed
commenced the execution of the duty assigned them
in the spring of 1840. The following is the line of
demarcation provided by the treaty of limits agreed
upon by Spain and the United States in 1819:Beginning
at the mouth of the river Sabine, on
the Gulf of Mexico, following the course of the said
river to the 32 of north latitude; the eastern bank
and all the islands in the river to belong to the
United States, and the western bank to Spain;
tlience, by a line due north, to the northernmost
part of the 33 of latitude, and until it strikes the
Red River; thence, following the course of the said
river, to the northernmost point of the bend between
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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/m1/63/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .