United States and Mexico: Commerce, Trade and Postal Facilities Between the Two Countries

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J.A.H. Hasbrouck & Company printers, 1861 - Mexico - 188 pages
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Page 9 - The boundary line between the two Republics shall commence in the Gulf of Mexico, three leagues from land, opposite the mouth of the Rio Grande, otherwise called Rio Bravo del Norte, or opposite the mouth of its deepest branch, if it should have more than one branch emptying directly into the sea; from thence up the middle of that river...
Page 10 - And, in order to preclude all difficulty in tracing upon the ground the limit separating Upper from Lower California, it is agreed that the said limit shall consist of a straight line drawn from the middle of the Rio Gila, where it unites with the Colorado, to a point on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, distant one marine league due south of the southernmost point of the port of San Diego...
Page 9 - Hidalgo, the limits between the two Republics shall be as follows: " Beginning in the Gulf of Mexico, three leagues from land, opposite the mouth of the Rio Grande, as provided in the 5th Article of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ; thence, as defined in the said Article, up the middle of that river to the point where the parallel of 31 47' north latitude crosses the same; thence due west one hundred miles ; thence south to the parallel of 3 1 20' north latitude thence along the said parallel...
Page 10 - ... north latitude; thence along the said parallel of 31 20' to the lllth meridian of longitude west of Greenwich; thence in a straight line to a point on the Colorado River twenty English miles below the junction of the Gila and Colorado Rivers ; thence up the middle of the said river Colorado until it intersects the present line between the United States and Mexico.
Page 10 - Pacific ocean distant one marine league due south of the southernmost point of the port of San Diego, according to the plan of said port...
Page 10 - Grande as provided in the fifth article of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thence as defined in the said article, up the middle of that river to the point where the parallel of 31 47' north latitude crosses the same, thence due west one hundred miles, thence south to the parallel of 31 20...
Page 152 - ARTICLE 1. — The Mexican nation is independent of the Spanish nation, and of every other, even on its own continent. ART. 2. — Its religion shall be the Catholic, which all its inhabitants profess. ART. 3. — They shall all be united, without any distinction between Americans and Europeans.
Page 135 - In a few generations, great edifices, their facades covered with sculptured ornaments, already cracked and yawning, must fall, and become mere shapeless mounds. It has been the fortune of the author to step between them and the entire destruction to which they are destined ; and it is his hope to snatch from oblivion these perishing, but still gigantic memorials of a mysterious people.
Page 48 - The conveyance of all kinds of merchandise throughout the Republic of Mexico is effected by pack mules and oxen. With this system, and the bad state of the roads generally, it will be easily understood that transportation is not only slow but costly, and forms one of the chief obstacles in the way of the development of the great resources of the country. The average distance performed by mules and wagons is from fifteen to eighteen miles per day." As to the more primitive transportation agencies,...

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