plant the seeds of reconciliation among the people of a department whose dispositions have been entirely alienated. In any event, entire justice shall be dispensed to the dictates of humanity and prudence, provided it be in accordance with reason, even though accompanied by the horrors of war.
Please present my expressions of esteem to his excellency the substitute President, and accept the assurance of my particular regards.
I have the honour to be, &c., &c., &c.,
|Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna|
|Manga de Clavo, Feb. 18th, 1843|
The undersigned, authorized by the supreme government of the Republic to confer with James W. Robinson, the Texian prisoner in the fortress of Perote, and take into consideration his communication under injunction of secrecy, on matter of great importance both to Mexico and Texas, in which various propositions are made to bring to a conclusion the prolonged  war between these parties, having heard all that was to be offered upon the subject, and considered deliberately each proposition, has agreed with said Robinson on certain bases directed to this object, and for the prosecution of which has appointed said Robinson, by virtue of the facilities with which he is invested, to proceed in accordance therewith, and to use those efforts which in his judgment should be most convenient and conducive to the end proposed. In virtue whereof, and in accordance with said bases, Mr. Robinson,
1st. Will explain to the inhabitants of Texas that the supreme government desires the termination of the war with that territory, not because it feels itself without means or resources to continue it until it obtains a complete triumph, but through motives of humanity and the interests of the colonists.
2d. That thus far the government offers to throw a veil over the past, granting amnesty to all whom it may affect.
3d. That as the bare interests of the inhabitants are founded on peace, tranquillity and good order, and the security of person and property - benefits which they cannot enjoy in the continually agitated condition which is the natural consequences of war - the supreme government offers to guaranty these benefits in their full enjoyment.
4th. That the inhabitants of Texas shall lay down their arms, and recognise as an essential and unalterable condition the right of property of Mexico in this its territory, the sovereignty of the nation, its laws, rules, and general orders.
5th. That whereas this is the fundamental basis of all others, no other can be effectual unless this be admitted by Texas in its most unlimited extent, and without the slightest modification.
6th. That this part being admitted in the manner aforesaid, Texas may appoint its own functionaries and authorities, military and political, in accordance with the general Constitution of the Republic.
7th. That Mexican troops shall not be sent to Texas, the said department taking care to provide for its own security on the frontiers, covering them with its own forces, composed of citizens resident within it.
8th. That in regard to the legislative power, the respective departmental Junta shall have power, in virtue of its attribute, to propose to the general Congress for approval or decree such laws as may be considered proper for the good government of Texas.
9th. And, finally, that Texas shall conform in all other matters to such regulations as may be