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The ARCHIVES WAR, Santa Fe Expedition, and The Texas Navy.
The Santa Fe Expedition
In 1836 the Republic's Congress had established the Southern and Western boundaries of Texas as the Rio Grande--From its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico to its source. This included all of New Mexico east of the Rio Grande, which included Santa Fe. Unlike Sam Houston, Lamar attempted to enforce the Republic law, which would give him access to valuable trade coming from the Santa Fe route, and expand the Republic's influence. Texans went through Indian land, and got attacked, and then food ran low, and then a while later, the exhausted Texans finally reached New Mexico, and a Mexican force easily captured them, and then the Mexicans marched the captured Texans 1,200 miles to Mexico City, where they were in prison. The Texans were in there until the following April. There was one Tejano captured and became the target of Santa Anna's anger, and was sentenced to death, and was kept in prison longer than the rest of the group. He had escaped and returned to Texas. Lamar's Santa Fe expedition was a failure and at least 60 Texans died and the expedition costed a huge sum of money.