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Title: Memoir of the Proposed Territory of Arizona Author: Sylvester Mowry Posting Date: November 5, 2008 [EBook #2382] Release Date: November, 2000 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PROPOSED TERRITORY OF ARIZONA *** Produced by Dianne Bean. HTML version by Al Haines. MEMOIR OF THE PROPOSED TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. BY SYLVESTER MOWRY, U.
S.
A., DELEGATE ELECT. WASHINGTON: HENRY POLKINHORN, PRINTER.
1857. -The NEW TERRITORY of ARIZONA, better known as the GADSDEN PURCHASE, lies between the thirty-first and thirty-third parallels of latitude, and is bounded on the north by the Gila River, which separates it from the territory of New Mexico; on the east by the Rio Bravo del Norte, (Rio Grande), which separates it from Texas; on the south by Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexican provinces; and on the west by the Colorado River of the West, which separates it from Upper and Lower California.
This great region is six hundred miles long by about fifty miles wide, and embraces an area of about thirty thousand square miles.
It was acquired by purchase from Mexico, during the mission of General Gadsden, at a cost of ten millions of dollars.
In the original treaty, as negotiated by General Gadsden, a more southern boundary than the one adopted by the Senate of the United States in confirming the treaty, was conceded by Santa Anna.
The line at present is irregular in its course, and cuts off from our Territory the head of the Santa Cruz river and valley, the Sonoita valley, the San Bernardino valley, the whole course of the Colorado river from a point twenty miles...





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