Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua: Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '53, Band 2
D. Appleton, 1854 - 670 Seiten
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Seite 493 - Paso) to its western termination; thence, northward, along the western line of New Mexico, until it intersects the first branch of the river Gila; (or if it should not intersect any branch of that river, then to the point on the said line nearest to such branch, and thence in a direct line to the same); thence down the middle of the said branch and of the said river, until it empties into the Rio Colorado; thence across the Rio Colorado, following the division line between Upper and Lower California,...
Seite 106 - Gila, to and from their possessions situated north of the boundary line defined in the preceding article ; it being understood that this passage is to be by navigating the gulf of California and the river Colorado, and not by land, without the express consent of the Mexican government.
Seite 100 - 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...
Seite 493 - 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, following the deepest channel, where it has more than one, to the point where it strikes the southern boundary of New Mexico ; thence westwardly, along the whole southern boundary of New Mexico (which runs north of the town called Pafo)...
Seite 4 - ... granite, like the last mentioned, is found on the west side of the line, and although the ground is high at the east of the line the rock was not found outcropping on that side. At seventy-one miles thirty-five chains a dike cuts the granite, and has a strike of N. 25° W. The width of this dike is from one hundred and twenty-five to one hundred and fifty feet. In the hand specimen the rock is mottled, particularly in the weathered portions where the feldspar shows a brownish tinge. In the unweathered...
Seite 216 - ... the volume of the river, in such a manner that it might serve for a defensive moat, as well as to supply the wards with water, and irrigate the plantations in the adjacencies.
Seite 65 - Bernado, a party of them took possession of a hill near to it, and maintained their position until attacked by our advance, who quickly drove them from it, killing and wounding five of their number, with no loss on our part.
Seite 50 - Five thousand Indians were at one time collected and attached to the mission. They are represented to have been sober and industrious, well clothed and fed ; and seem to have experienced as high a state of happiness as they are adapted by nature to receive. " These five thousand Indians constituted a large family, of which the Padres were the social, religious, and we might almost say political, heads.
Seite 11 - You may here find sulphur water precisely similar to the celebrated White Sulphur of Green Brier County, Va., except its icy coldness. Also red, blue and even black sulphur water, both cold and hot. Also pure limpid hot water without any sulphur or chlorine salts, calcareous hot waters, magnesian, chalybeate, &c., in almost endless variety.
Seite 493 - ... to the point where it strikes the southern boundary of New Mexico, ; thence, westwardly, along the whole southern boundary of New Mexico, (which runs north of the town called Paso,) to its western termination ; thence, northward, along the western line of New Mexico, until it intersects the first branch of the River Gila...