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 - and privates. Had not General Houston...
and privates. Had not General Houston intervened in his behalf, he would have been tried and executed for the Goliad massacre. Terms of the Two Treaties President (ad interim) Burnet ordered that Santa Anna be removed toVel- asco, at which place it was decided to establish the Republic's seat of government. Here two treaties were drawn up, signed by Santa Anna as President of Mexico, the terms of which were that hostilities would cease, that all Mexican troops be immediately withdrawn from Texas, that Mexico would recognize the independence of Texas and Santa Anna set free and returned to Mexico, where he further agreed to use his influence with the Mexican government to have it recognize Texas independence. Santa Anna was held a prisoner in Texas several months—then finally sent to Washington, D. C., to appear before President Andrew Jackson. After a week in Washington, Jackson freed Santa Anna and sent him on to Mexico. The San Jacinto victory brought gen- ' eral rejoicing throughout Texas. All hope had been abandoned prior to this victory and thousands of refugees were

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  1. The Hearne Democrat,
  2. 17 Jul 1936, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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