Negotiating for Peace With Mexico

So long as a state of war remained between the Republic of Mexico and the Republic of Texas, Texas could not enjoy the full benefits of independence, and diplomatic relations with other nations were hampered by Texas equivocal status. As the hope for immediate annexation to the United States died, efforts to negotiate a lasting peace with the Republic of Mexico increased. President Mirabeau B. Lamar worked actively to achieve a viable treaty or to force a change in Mexican government policy.
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