Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 71 of 432
This book is part of the collection entitled: From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856 and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the UNT Libraries.
familiar to the European farmer may obtain easy
and ample returns from plains and valleys unrivalled
for natural attractions: and on the low line of the
coast, the enterprize of the southern planter will be
prodigally rewarded by the vegetable treasures of a
tropical clime. To the settler who desires to enjoy
the advantages of the upper region without fixing his
residence remote from tlhe sea, the western coast of
Texas, with its sparkling streams flowing throughL a
fertile and picturesque country, until they blend
with the blue waves of the gulf, is more suitable than
the eastern. But it is the peculiar charm of Texas,
that it offers to the most dissimilar tastes and habits
the means of selecting a " place of rest" in some
Towards the northern limits of the Republic of
Texas extends the territory of Upper California,
which, blessed with the greatest fertility, and capable
of sustaining a population of five-and-twenty millions,
is almost a waste, inhabited only by a few\
thousand free settlers and Indian converts at the
Franciscan Missions, in addition to a number of
wretched and thinly scattered native tribes.
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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/m1/71/: accessed February 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .