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longitude 101 and 102 , by the shortest line to the
southernmost point of the bend of the river Arkansas,
between the same degrees of longitude, 101 and 102 ;
thence, following the course of the river Arkansas,
to its source; thence, due north, following the 42nd
parallel of latitude to the South Sea.-The treaty
conceded to the subjects of Spain the right of navigating
the Red River and the Arkansas, to their
mouths in the Mississippi, and the latter river and
the Sabine to the sea.
The treaty of 1819 between the United States and
Spain was recognised and confirmed by a treaty of
limits between Mexico and the United States, concluded
on the 12th of January, 1828, and a convention
was subsequently entered into for surveying and
settling the boundary line, but, in consequence of
delay on the part of Mexico, her civil dissensions,
and the revolution in Texas, the stipulations of the
convention were never carried into execution.
Within the limits of the Republic of Texas, as
defined by the Boundary Act of December 19, 1836,
are included parts of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and
New Mexico. The section of country between
the river de las Nueces and the Rio Grande is a
valuable tract of land, whereas the Mexican side of
the latter river, comprehending part. of Tamaulipas,
New Leon, Coahuila, and Durango, is, with the
exception of a few favoured spots, destitute of wood
and water, rocky, and incapable of improvement.
The mountainous tract called the Bolson de Mapimi,
comprising more than 3000 square leagues, and indented
into the territory of Durango and Coahuila
is a desert, uninhabited save by tribes of roving and
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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/m1/64/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .