Inventory of the county archives of Texas : De Witt County, no. 62 Page: 16
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one-fourth of a League of land granted to Jesse ILcCoy, standing
on the North East bank of the Guadalupe River in Gonzales
County; thence running North fifty-one degrees East seven thousand
three hundred varas; thence running South thirty-nine degrees
East forty-seven thousand varas; thence running South
fifty-one degrees, West to the intersection of the Coleto
creek; thence up the Coleto to the intersection thereof by the
District line of Gonzales District; thence South fifty-one degrees
West to a point that will be South fifty-one degrees
West eighty-two thousand varas from the North East boundary
line of said county; thence North thirty-nine degrees Wiest to
the intersection of a line running South fifty-one degrees
West from tihe one-fourth of a league of land granted t Jesse
McCoy; thence North fifty-one degrees East to the place of beginning,'The
second boundary change, which was involved in the creation of
Karnes County, was as follows:
That all that portion of territory comprised within the
following limits, shall be erected into a new county, to be
called Karnes, viz: beginning at a point five thousand varas
north 51 Gast, from the most southerly corner of De Witt
county; thence north 393 west, to the intersection with the
northwesterly boundary line of De Witt county; thence with
said line' of De Witt county to the district line between
Goliad and Gonzales; thence with said district line north 410
west, to the most northerly corner of Goliad Land District;
thence in a straight line-south 510 west sixty-five thousand
five hundred varas; thence south 39 east, in a direct line
to a point lying south 510 west from the beginning; thence
north 513 east to the beginning.69
68. T.A., Feb. 26, 1848, Gammel, Laws, III, 40.
69. T.A., Feb. 4, 1854, ibid., 1488.
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