Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 65 of 432
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independent Indians. New Mexico, or the Santa Fe
Territory, extends along the Rio Grande from the 31
to the 380 of north latitude. This territory is fertile,
but very thinly inhabited, and exposed to the predatory
incursions of the Indians. It contains three
towns, Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque, besides
a number of villages. It is to be remarked that the
title of the Republic of Texas to lands extraneous to
the boundaries of the state at the period of the revolution,
has yet to be formally perfected, by treaty
with Mexico. For all practical purposes, however,
the limits have been determined by the act of the
Texan Congress in 1836.
The course of the rivers of Texas, which run
nearly parallel to each other, indicates the general
surface of the country to be an inclined plane, sloping
toward the south-east.
The extent of coast from the river Sabine to the
Rio Grande, which constitute the extreme points of
the maritime limits claimed by the Republic, is
about 400 miles.
The soil of Texas presents three distinct natural
aspects, by which it is divisible into a corresponding
number of regions, or districts; the plain, or level,
the undulating, or rolling, and the mountainous or
THE LEVEL REGION extends along the whole
coast, from the Sabine to the Rio Grande; comrnencing
with an average breadth of thirty nmiles,
and increasing to seventy between the Sabine and
the San Jacinto, it expands at the centre on the
Colorado, to one hundred, then gradually diminishes
towards the Nueces. To this region succeeds
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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/m1/65/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .