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Gads'den Pur'chase




a tract of 45,535 sq. mi. (117,935 sq. km), now contained in New Mexico and Arizona, purchased for $10,000,000 from Mexico in 1853, the treaty being negotiated by James Gadsden.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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