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HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL

wide at its mouth, and divided into three channels by some islands: the entrances are clear and deep, and its interior is sheltered from all winds."


POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS RESPECTING BOUNDARIES.

With regard to the boundaries of the territory of Guatemala, there are three questions of political interest, appearing to require some commentary or consideration;—namely, that relating to Mexico respecting Chiapa, that with the Colombian government respecting the south-east coast of Honduras, and that with Great Britain respecting the line of demarcation between the territories of that republic and His Majesty's colony at Belize:—as far as relates to the question of Chiapa, the boundary between the two republics of Mexico and Guatemala cannot, pending the unsettled state of that business, be attempted to be defined. I have mentioned the subject merely to state that the proceedings