History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 2 Page: 442 of 584
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HISTORY OF TEXAS.
the treaty of annexation, and Santa Anna made preparations
for another marauding incursion to San Antonio; but domestic
troubles changed the face of things, and induced him to countermand
the order. By the terms of the armistice, if it had
been ratified, it was to expire on the 1st of May, 1844, unless
there was a prospect of a treaty of peace being made. The
MIexican government waited until June, in order to receive
further information firom Texas, but, obtaining none, General
Woll, on the 19th of that month, sent a notice to " General
Houston" that " hostilities were renewed, and declared to exist
from the llth instant." He took occasion to state further, by
order of Santa Anna, that his government " was highly indignant
at the perfidious conduct of the said inhabitants of Texas
toward Mexico" in regard to the armistice. To this note the
president despatched to Santa Anna a suitable reply.*
The Texan government inquired of President Tyler whether,
since the rejection of the treaty, the American forces in the
gulf of Mexico and on the borders of Texas would be withdrawn.
The answer was, that they would still remain as they
were; only, that they would correspond with the United States
charge d'affaires in Texas instead of the president of the republic.
The naval squadron under Captain Conner, and the
military force under General Taylor, although they would have
had no power to act had Mexico invaded Texas, served nevertheless
to overawe the former- government. However, as has
been already stated, Mexico had troubles at home, which prevented
her from executing the bloody threats of General Woll.
The European governments, rejoiced that the senate of the
United States had so far co-operated with them in preventing
annexation, determined on a new effort to place the question
on such ground as would for ever prevent its consummation.
* Houston to Santa Anna, July 29, 1844.
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Yoakum, H. (Henderson K.), 1810-1856. History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 2, book, 1855; New York. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2386/m1/442/: accessed April 20, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .