The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 321
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Relations of Republics of Texas and of Rio Grande 321
officially Texas was neutral in the matter, wishing thereby to
secure the recognition of its independence from Mexico. The
Republic of the Rio Grande faltered when Canales finally capitu-
lated to the Mexican general Mariano Arista in November, 1840o.
The Republic of the Rio Grande was never really successful,
though it did have considerable support in northern Mexico. It
is to be conjectured, however, that had official recognition from
Texas been secured, the prestige of the movement would have
been strong enough to cause many other Mexicans as well as
Texans to join the movement and to succeed in carving another
confederation from Mexico.
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