The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 107, July 2003 - April, 2004 Page: 10
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ALMONTE' S TEXAS
JUAN N. ALMONTE'S 1834 INSPECTION, SECRET REPORT,
AND ROLE IN THE 1836 CAMPAIGN
Edited by Jack Jackson
Translated by John Wheat
In late 1833 Mexico began to have serious fears that its
northeastern territory in Texas would be lost to North
American colonists. To determine the actual state of
affairs, Mexico sent Col. Juan N. Almonte to Texas on
an inspection-the last conducted by a high-ranking
Mexican official before revolution
separated Texas from Mexico.
Upon his return to the Mexican
capital in November 1834,
Almonte wrote a secret report of
the measures necessary to avoid
the loss of Texas-a report that
has been unknown to scholars or
the general public. Here it is pre-
sented in English for the first
time, along with more than fifty
letters that Almonte wrote during -
his inspection. This documentation offers crucial new
insights on Texas affairs and will change the way histori-
ans regard Mexico's attitudes toward the foreign
colonists and their revolution of 1835-1836. Almonte
also kept a journal, lost at the Battle of San Jacinto,
which is presented here with full annotation. Through
Almonte's Texas we gain an overdue appreciation of this
man who played a leading role in the history of Texas
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