Declaracion del Pueblo de Tejas, Reunido en Convencion General. (Declaration of Causes for Taking Up Arms Against Mexico) San Felip de Austin: Baker & Bordens, November 7, 1835.

Gift of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc., in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.

The political situation in Texas disintegrated after Santa Anna abolished the Mexican Constitution of 1824, which had allowed Anglo colonists a great deal of latitude in their everyday lives. This document, one of only six known surviving copies in Spanish, listed Texans’ justification for military action against Mexico and led, four months later, to Texas’ declaration of independence.

 

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