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The Public Treaty of Velasco

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Public Treaty of Velasco, 1836

9th

That all Texian prisoners now in possession of the Mexican Army
be forthwith released & furnished with free passports to return to
their homes in consideration of which a corresponding number of
rank & file now in posession of the Government of Texas shall
be immediately released -- The remainder of the Mexican prisoners
that continue in posession of the Government of Texas to be treated
with due humanity any extraodinary comforts that may be
furnished them to be at the charge of the Government of Mexico.--

10th

Genl Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna will be sent to Vera Cruz
as soon as it shall be deemed proper --

The contracting parties sign this instrument for the above
mentioned purposes by duplicate at the Port of Velasco this
14th day of May 1836--David G. Burnet--Antonio Lopez
de Santa Anna==James Collinsworth Secy of State
Bailey Hardiman Secy of Treasury P.H. Grayson Attorney
Genl.

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The Treaty of Velasco (Public), May 14, 1836, Republic of Texas Legation in Washington correspondence, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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