On 2 November, Texas proclaimed that it had the right to secede from Mexico. Sam Houston was placed in command of the Texas army.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Texas announces secession". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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