The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 32, July 1928 - April, 1929 Page: 99
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Studies in Texas History
still left to force the abandonment of the Texas frontier settle-
ments at the outbreak of the Civil War.
The Comanche Indians were the greatest human factor in re-
tarding the settlement of the South Plains.
NEU, THE FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS,
1836-1846: This thesis is an attempt to bring together in brief
compass the history of the foreign relations of the Republic of
Texas. The first section of the work deals with the efforts, suc-
cessful and unsuccessful, which were made to secure recognition
from other nations.
The relations with the United States quite naturally make up.
a large part of the story. Annexation being rejected by the
United States in 1837, Texas had to negotiate with her northern
neighbor over many problems of mutual concern such as the regu-
lation of commerce, consular appointments, postal connections,
boundary, extradition, and Indian depredations.
Of European countries England was the one most involved in
the affairs of Texas. Her commercial, financial, and political in-
terests in the Gulf region made this inevitable. Her efforts at
mediation, her plans for the future of Texas, and the measures
which she took, some of them in conjunction with France, to bring
these plans to fruition form the basis of an interesting chapter
in the history of Texas.
The financial difficulties of the young republic and its need
for frontier protection led to the formulation of plans for loans
and of schemes to stimulate immigration. Her agents urged these
matters in the money and population centers of the United States
and Europe, but without conspicuous success in either line.
With Mexico, Texas remained in a nominal state of war through-
out the period of her independence. Direct efforts to establish
peace being rejected by Mexico, Texas decided to use force against
her. Results, however, were disappointing.
Finally, in 1844-1845 there came a shifting of attitudes and
policies all around the circle of Texan contacts in international
relations. The United States became aroused over the prospect
of forever losing Texas, all opposition to the annexation of Texas
was overborne, and Texas entered the Union.
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