Introduction [Excerpt from: Dates of the astronomical and topographical work prepared in the form of a diary: implemented during the year of 1849 and the early part of 1850 by the Commission on Mexican Boundaries on the borderline which divides this republic from that of the United States ]
Salazar Ylarregui, José
International Boundary Commission (United States and Mexico) 1849-1853
Includes a letter of transmittal to General Pedro Garcá Conde, Mexican commissioner, signed: José Salazar Ilarregui and a personal introduction to this report. In this introduction, José Salazar Ylarregui describes the Mexican Boundary Commission’s bad luck as they begin to survey the land for the demarcation of the US-Mexico border– their carriages become damaged and are overturned, they are given sub-par and incorrect instruments, and do not have tarps to protect their instruments from the weather. He also includes an inventory list of these instruments and their defects.
- Original document is available at http://hdl.handle.net/1911/27088
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