Green's St. Louis directory :

By the present charter, all that district of country contained
within the following limits consitutes the city of Saint Louis,
to wit:—``Beginning at a point in the middle of the main
channel of the Mississippi river, due east of the south-east
corner of Saint George, in Saint Louis County; thence due
west to the west line of Second Carondelet Avenue; thence
north with said west line of said Avenue to the north line of
Choteau Avenue; thence northwardly in a direct line to the
mouth of Stoney Creek; thence due east to the middle of the
channel of the Mississippi river; thence southwardly with the
middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river to the place of beginning.’’

The above described ``district of country’’ is divided into
six wards, respectively bounded as follows:—

First Ward.—All that part of the city lying south of a line
beginning on the Mississippi river at the foot of Cedar-street;
thence running westwardly along Cedar to Fourth; north-
wardly along Fourth to Cerre; westwardly along Cerre to
Twelfth; northwardly along Twelfth to Randolph; thence
westwardly along Randolph-street to the western line of the
city.

Second Ward.—All the territory lying north of the First
Ward, and south of a line beginning on the Missippi at the
foot of Walnut-street; running westwardly along Walnut to
Seventh; northwardly along Seventh to Market; and west-
wardly along Market to the western line of the city, consti-
tutes the Second Ward.

Third Ward.—All the territory lying north of the Second
Ward, and south of a line commencing on the Missippi at
the foot of Locost; runing westward along Locust to Third;
south along Third to Olive; and westwardly along Olive to
the city line, constitutes the Third Ward.