and its interests should be combined with those of Texas. And as the operations of government should always be accompanied by a consequent and unchangeable good faith, it has resolved, in the name of the nation, upon the propositions of armistice, and that it be confirmed by both parties according to the laws of war.
In consequence, his excellency the provisional President directs me to advise you that hostilities with Texas are suspended for a time at all parts on the line of your command, retiring your advanced posts, spies, parties of observation, and all forces destined to molest the enemy, suspending during the armistice your march to the centre of Texas with a  strong division of calvary, yourself being personally in command, according to your orders of the 2d and 28th of June, and those of the 5th instant, forwarded by your aid-de-camp Jose Washington Eayrs. Notwithstanding, you will not fail to employ the $180,000, which I have remitted to you in two parts, in the regulation, enlistment, and equipment of the said division of forces under your command, nor the other means placed at your disposition; because, while the negotiation may not reach a definite conclusion, we should prepare in peace for war, as the sacred interests of the Republic demand.
That the armistice may be proclaimed according to the terms prescribed by the usages and practice of war, you will officially advise Mr. Samuel Houston to nominate commissioners, who, in conjunction with those appointed by you, will be subject to the following regulations:
1st. The armistice shall be submitted to the supreme government, but hostilities shall be immediately suspended.
2d. It shall be stipulated in the armistice that the so called government of Texas shall send commissioners to the capital of the Republic, who shall make to the supreme government those propositions which they shall consider correct, on the basis of the propositions which the lawyer Robinson conveyed, and which will be matter of discussion.
3d. The armistice shall continue during the time necessary for the purpose; but a prudent time shall be agreed upon for the renewal of hostilities, when either of the parties shall so determine, giving previous notice, as is customary in like cases.
4th. The commissioners shall enjoy the same securities granted to those sent from the department of Yucatan, and, on their arrival, stay and return, shall be protected by the Mexican laws and authorities.
His excellency the provisional President has full confidence in your circumspection in the exercise of the powers conferred upon you - a general so deserving of gratitude for leading the arms of the Republic to the acquisition of new glories on the field of Texas.
I present to your excellency my sentiments of the highest consideration and esteem, &c.
|Jose Maria de Tornel|
The following is the manifesto from General Adrian Woll, of the Mexican army, to President Houston, informing him of the recommencement of hostilities against the usurpers of Texas for a non-compliance with the armistice entered into by their commissioners:
|First Brigade of the North, Headquarters|
The delay fixed by the supreme government in the armistice concluded the 15th of February of the present year with the commissioners having expired, his excellency the President has called to mind that, from the 11th of the present month, hostilities are reopened against the inhabitants of this department, and I communicate to you the declaration of his excellency. I also make known to you that my government has seen, with well-founded indignation, the perfidies of the inhabitants of the said territory towards a republic whose generous conduct to them they misunderstood in relation to a question in which they were thought to be acting in good faith.