The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 28, July 1924 - April, 1925 Page: 260
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consenting to and accepting "the proposals, conditions, and guar-
antees contained in the first and second sections of the joint reso-
lution of the Congress of the U'ited States." Section 1 stated
the manner of accomplishing annexation; section 2 contained the
terms upon which Texas was to be admitted as a state:
First. Said state to be formed subject to the adjustment by
this government of all questions of boundary that may arise with
other governments; and the Constitution thereof, with the proper
evidence of its adoption by the people of said Republic of Texas,
shall be transmitted to the President of the United States, to be
laid before Congress for its final action, on or before the first day
of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.
Second. Said state, when admitted into the Union after ced-
ing to the United States all public edifices, fortifications, barracks,
forts, and harbors, navy and navy-yards, docks, magazines, arms,
armaments, and all other property and means pertaining to the
public defence, belonging to said Republic of Texas, shall retain
all the public funds, debts, taxes, and dues of every kind which
may belong to or be due and owing said Republic; and shall also
retain all the vacant and unappropriated lands lying within its
limits, to be applied to the payment of the debts and liabilities of
said Republic of Texas, and the residue of said lands, after dis-
charging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said state
may direct; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become
a charge upon the government of the United States.5
Although this resolution does not mention the Indians, their
transfer to the control of the Union is implied and was certainly
understood and accepted by both governments. The Secretary of
the Interior in his report of December 2, 1850, stated that the
annexation of Texas and the "recent treaty" with Mexico (that
of Guadalupe Hidalgo, February 2, 1848) had added about 124,000
persons to the Indian population of the United States.6 The
President acknowledged Fedcral control of Texas Indians when
he said in his message to Congress in 1850 that according to the
eleventh article of this treaty with Mexico, the Nation was bound
to protect the Mexican frontier from Indians on the border.'
Extension of the Eighth Military District Over Texas.-Another
measure which brought the Indians under Federal control was the
5Wooten (editor), A Comprehensive History of Texas, II, 7-8.
831 Cong., 2 Sess., Senate Doc. No. 1, p. 28.
'Ibid., p. 11.
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