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Proposed Territory of Arizona
Sylvester Mowry

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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

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