British Correspondence Concerning Texas
CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE BRITISH ARCHIVES
CONCERNING TEXAS, 1837-1846
EDITED BY EPHRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
KENNEDY TO ABERDEEN1
No. 4. British Consulate
Galveston. June 9th 1843
I have the honor to transmit enclosed the following documents
relating to the trade and commerce and Maritime regulations of
the Republic of Texas, and the Consulate of Galveston; namely:-
The present Tariff of the Republic of Texas.2
Historical Abstract in reference to the Tariff.
Return of the British and Foreign 'Trade at Galveston for the
year ending 31st December 1842.2
Return of British Trade at Galveston for the year ending 31st
Charges on Shipping in the ports of Texas-Pilotage Regula-
tions at Galveston,s description of the National Flag of Texas.4
Regulations for the Coasting Trade and Protection of Texian
Warehousing of Goods and Drawbacks"
I beg to, observe that I have drawn up the "Historical Abstract"
for the purpose of rendering the series of official documents more
complete, and have furnished trade Returns for 1842--the year
1F. O., Texas, Vol. 7.
O80mitted, since the matter submitted by Kennedy is a synopsis of "an
act regulating the appointment and duties of pilots at the Port of Gal-
veston," approved February 4, 1842 (Gammel, Laws of Texas, II, 773,
4The description of the Texas flag is copied from the act approved
January 25, 1839 (Ibid., II, 88).
'Under this title Kennedy submitted a synopsis of "an act for the
regulation of the coasting trade and the protection of Texian shipping,"
approved January 4, 1841 (Ibid., II, 479-482).
'Under this title Kennedy submitted a synopsis of "an act to pro-
vide and establish the warehousing system in the ports of this Republic,"
approved February 5, 1840 (Ibid., II, 225-229).
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 16, July 1912 - April, 1913. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101058/. Accessed July 2, 2015.