Mexican Law Of April 6, 1830

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The very rapid growth of the colonies made the Mexican leaders very nervous and insecure. Their attempt to protect the territory by stopping immigration into Texas caused a rebellion. This continuous conflict led to revolution and independence. The Law of April 6, 1830, expressed the Mexican policy of stopping the further colonization of Texas by American settlers. The law proposed to make the empresario contracts that had not been finished yet void and prohibited settlement of immigrants in territory next to their native countries. This in turn made it apply only to Texas and the United States. By some magical chance, Stephen managed to keep his own colonies. In the meantime; however, military attempts to enforce the Law of April 6, 1830,…show more content…
In Mexico City, which is where Stephen traveled, he persuaded the government to repeal the Law of April 6, 1830, and to promise important reforms in Texas local government. Stephen left for home, and he was satisfied with the work he had done. However, Santa Anna had refused to allow a state government for Texas. While traveling home, Austin was arrested at Saltillo under suspicion of trying to incite rebellion in Texas and taken back to Mexico City. Luckily, no charges were made against him, and he was set free to go back to Texas. In Stephen 's absence, many events had occurred that had pushed Texas on an irreversible course to war. Stephen could have most likely stopped these events from occurring, but went along with them anyways. Stephen was elected to command volunteer forces against the Mexican army, and also was elected as a commissioner to the United States. The business of the commissioners was to manage loans and volunteers, gather funds for munitions and equipment, arrange warships, and do whatever they could to commit the government of the United States to recognize and annex Texas if they declared

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