Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1 Page: 80 of 432
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forty miles in length, and partly navigable by steamboats.
Cypress Bayou, a branch of the Caddo,
about thirty-five miles in length, is not navigable.
Sulphur Creek is a branch of the Red River,
navigable for steam-boats sixty miles. Bois d'Arc,
another branch, is not navigable; Big and Little
Washita (or Ouachita) enter Red River about sixty
miles above the " Cross Timber." About forty
miles west of the embouchure of the Big W7ashita,
the boundary line of Texas, which extends along
Red River upwards of four hundred miles, crosses
that stream, and diverges north to the Arkansas.
No precise information has yet been given to the
public respecting the country intervening between
the Big Washita and the head waters of the Red
River, which is traversed as a hunting ground by
the Comanches and other Indian tribes.
A survey and field notes, with other useful manuscript
documents, liberally furnished for this work
by Mr. Charles Edwards of New York, enable me
to throw some additional light on the topography
of this little explored region.
GALVESTON BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.
From the Sabine inlet to Galveston inlet is
reckoned about sixty miles by the coast.
The Bay of Galvestorn extends about thirty-five
miles from north to south, and from twelve to
eighteen miles from east to west. The harbour has
a general depth of from eighteen to thirty feet of
water, the average depth in the bay being nine or
ten feet. About twenty miles above Galveston
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