By Joseph Milton Nance
The degree used to be set for clash: the 1st Congress of the Republic of Texas had arbitrarily detailed the Rio Grande because the boundary of the hot country. but the ancient 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 nation was once in a powerful place to verify claims; so the clash built as a conflict of futile threats, border raids, and counterraids. however, males died—often heroically—and this is often the 1st complete tale in their sour fight. in accordance with unique resources, it really is an impartial account of Texas-Mexican relatives in a vital period.
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