The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907 Page: 95
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Land Speculation as a Cause of the Texas Revolution. 95
the speculations had much to do directly with causing the revolu-
It has been charged that interest in these speculations was the
motive which drew many of the volunteers who came from the
United States to the assistance of Texas, The writer has found no
evidence to support such a charge. But in 1836 the Texans con-
tracted several loans on the public land, and there is material to
warrant the belief that those who advanced the money were ready,
if the revolution had continued long enough, to enlist volunteers
for the cause.
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