William Emory

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Emory was a United States Army Officer and Texas boundary surveyor who produced a map in 1844 of Texas including territorial claims west of the Rio Grande. Also the author of the important work, Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego in California, published by the Thirtieth Congress in 1848. Notes of Military Reconnaissance is considered an important chronicle about the Southwest due to its descriptions and reliable cartography.