Two Treaties of Velasco signed by the Republic of Texas’ temporary government and Santa Anna, the Mexican dictator and commander of forces, after his capture at the Battle of San Jacinto.
A public version of the treaty was published immediately after it was signed. A second secret treaty was to be implemented after the public treaty was fulfilled. The secret treaty immediately released Santa Anna in exchange for his recognition of Texas as an independent nation.
However, the treaties were soon ignored by both sides. The Texas army blocked Santa Anna's promised release. Meanwhile, the Mexican government declared that anything Santa Anna promised while a prisoner was cancelled.
Treaties loosely established Texas' southern border at the Rio Grande River, but this issue was not resolved until 1848—after Texas statehood and the conclusion of the Mexican-American War.
Articles of the public agreement:
David G Burnet
Ant. Lopez de Santa Anna
Source: Treaties of Velasco
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