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The Secret Treaty of Velasco

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Secret Treaty of Velasco, 1836

Secret Treaty

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, General in Chief
of the Army of Operations and President of the
Republic of Mexico, before the Government established
in Texas, solemnly pledges himself to fulfill the
stipulations contained in the following Articles, so
far as concerns himself.

Art. 1.

He will not take up arms nor cause them to be
taken up against the People of Texas during the pres-
ent War of Independence.

Art. 2d.

He will give his Orders that in the shortest time the
Mexican Troops may leave the Territory of Texas.

Art. 3d.

He will so prepare matters in the Cabinet of Mexico
that the Mission that may be sent thither by the Govern-
ment of Texas, may be well received, and that by means
of negociations all differences may be settled and
the Independence that has been declared by the
Convention may be acknowledged

Art. 4.

A treaty of Commerce, Amity and limits will be estab-
lished between Mexico and Texas. The territory of the
latter not to extend beyond the Rio. Bravo del Norte.

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The Treaty of Velasco (Private), 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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