From the Annals of the Revolution – In 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Following a meeting on March 1 at Washington-on-the-Brazos of delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point, George C. Childress and a committee of five were tasked with preparing a resolution calling for independence. In the early morning hours of March 2, the convention voted unanimously to accept the resolution prepared by the committee. Fifty-eight members of the delegation signed the document announcing to the world that Texas had declared itself to be the independent Republic of Texas. Less than two months later after the Battle of San Jacinto, actual independence was secured. The Republic would last only about 10 years until Texas was annexed by the United States.