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    [Adams-Onís Treaty]. D. Luis de Onís. Memoir upon the Negotiations between Spain and the United States of America, Which Led to the Treaty of 1819... Washington: E. de Krafft, 1821. 8vo, 152 pages. Appendix. Translated from the Spanish with notes by Tobias Watkins. Contains information on the correspondence between President John Quincy Adams and Don Luis de Onís, the Spanish foreign minister, "...in relation to the Floridas and the Boundaries of Louisiana, with other matters in dispute between the two governments." (Sabin) This copy was once in the collection of several libraries, as indicated on the front endpapers and front fly leaves. Former owner's bookplate also on the front pastedown . Publisher's original binding. Original spine has been replaced with strips of plaid cloth over which the title has been handwritten in ink. Boards are heavily damaged, especially on the back. Pages are toned with some areas of wrinkling and foxing; some chipping. Evidence of waterstaining on the boards and through the first forty pages.

    The long standing boundary dispute between New Spain and the United States was ended with the signing of the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1819. The United States received Florida, the Sabine River was set as the western boundary (up to the 32nd parallel), the Red River to the 100° W meridian (forming the outline of modern-day North Texas and the Texas Panhandle), up to the Arkansas river, and ending at the 42nd parallel west to the Pacific Ocean. In return, the U. S. agreed to give up claims to Texas west of the Sabine River and payment of up to $5 million on claims against the Spanish government.

    Reference: Streeter Texas, 1079c. Sabin 57356.


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