BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
Whereas, a Treaty of Amity, Navigation and Commerce, between
the Republic of Texas, and his Majesty the King of the French,
together with three separate articles annexed to the same, was
concluded and signed by the respective Plenipotentiaries of the
twio Governments, at Paris, on the twenty-fifth day of September,
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, which treaty
and additional articles are word for word as follows:
The President of the Republic of Texas, and his Majesty the
King of the French, desiring to regulate, in a permanent manner,
the political and commercial relations between Texas and France,
have resolved to conclude a Treaty of Amity, Navigation and Commerce,
founded on the common interests of the two countries, and
which shall establish the formal recognition, on the part of France,
of the Independence of the Republic of Texas; and, to this effect,
have named for their Plenipotentiaries, That is to say:The
President of Texas-General James Pinckney Henderson,
a citizen of the said Republic; and his Majesty the King of the
French-Jean de Dien Soult, Duke of Dalmatia, Marshal and Peer
of France, Grand Cross of His Royal Order of the Legion of Honor,
and between the
citizens of the two states, without exception of persons or of places.
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6726/. Accessed June 2, 2015.