By Joseph Milton Nance
The level was once set for clash: the 1st Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily exact the Rio Grande because the boundary of the hot country. but the historical obstacles of Texas, lower than Spain and Mexico, had by no means prolonged past the Nueces River. Mexico, unwilling to recognize Texas independence, used to be much more unwilling to permit this additional encroachment upon her territory.
But neither state used to be in a robust place to confirm claims; so the clash built as a battle of futile threats, border raids, and counterraids. however, males died—often heroically—and this is often the 1st complete tale in their sour fight. according to unique resources, it truly is an independent account of Texas-Mexican kinfolk in a very important period.
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After San Jacinto: The Texas-Mexican Frontier, 1836-1841 by Joseph Milton Nance