A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state. Page: 25 of 859
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BOUNDARIES AND AREA.
public, as estimated by Mr. Smyth, the Commissioner of
the General Land Office, were as follows:
The distance from the mouth of the Rio Grande along our coast
to the mouth of the Sabine .... ....................... . 375 miles
From mouth of Sabine, by the river, to 32d parallel ............. 299 '
Up Sabine river to Red river, due north .........................* 106 '
From point of intersection with Red river to 100th degree of longitude
west ........................ ................6.. .... 20 :
On the meridian of 100th degree due north to Arkansas river .....250 "
Along Arkansas river to source of Rio Grande................640
Entire eastern and northern boundary ....................1915
From source of Rio Grande to its mouth........... ..........2,240 "
Making the entire boundary of the Republic ........... ..4,530 '
By the sale of Santa Fe, in 1850, Texas parted with
98,360 square miles of territory; equal to 56,240,640
Texas is bounded on the south by the gulf of Mexico;
on the east by the Sabine river, up to the thirty-second
parallel of north latitude; thence due north to Red river,
thence along said river to the meridian of one hundred
degrees west from Greenwich; thence due north to the
intersection of parallel of thirty-six degrees, thirty minutes,
north latitude; thence due west to the meridian of
one hundred and three degrees west from Greenwich;
due south to the thirty-second degree of north latitude;
thence along said line to the Rio Grande; (these lines
separate Texas from Louisiana, Arkansas, the Indian
Territory, and New Mexico.) thence down said Rio
Grande to its mouth, separating Texas from Mexico.
According to Disturnell's treaty map, published in 1850,
Texas had, after the sale of Santa Fe, 237,321 square
miles of territory, equal to 151,885,440 acres. Later
estimates from our own land office give the State 268,684
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Thrall, Homer S. A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D. 1879. Embracing the periods of missions, colonization, the revolution the republic, and the state; also, a topographical description of the country ... together with its Indian tribes and their wars, and biographical sketches of hundreds of its leading historical characters. Also, a list of the countries, with historical and topical notes, and descriptions of the public institutions of the state., book, 1879; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5828/m1/25/: accessed February 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .