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TEXAS IN 1850.
Union been attended with greater benefits. Though
the citizens of Montgomery were, perhaps, not remarkable
for dissipation, there were, nevertheless, many to be
reformed,.and peace and good will now prevail.
Montgomery was at one time the local seat of government
of a territory larger than the State of Delaware,
extending from the San Antonia road (the old
"king's pass" of the anti-Texan era) on the north, to
Spring Creek on the south, and from the Brasos on the
west, to the Trinity river on the east, some seventy
miles on either course -and now containing the counties
of Grimes, Walker and Montgomery.
A great amount of business was then transacted there,
but the increasing population, wants and enterprise of
other sections of the territory requiring all the benefits
of independent " county sovereignty," the counties of
Walker and Grimes,
each containing over nine hundred
square miles, were taken off of the original county.
The division of the business of these counties to their
proper centres, left the town of Montgomery for awhile
in statu quo; but, under the renewed energies of its
citizens, and the impulse given to the section by the
influence of emigration, it is now moving forward in that
steady march of improvement which is visible every
where over the country, and which, necessarily, belongs
to the mild climate and valuable products.
The San Jacinto, (that famed stream, upon whose
banks, on the 21st day of April, 1836, the valor of an
undisciplined body of Texan farmers, under the comman4of
Gen. Houston, won for the American Union,
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