In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused
the seal of the Republic of Texas, to be affixed.
Done at the City of Austin, this fifteenth day
of February, in the year of our Lord, one
thousand eight hundred and forty, and of the
Independence of the Republic the fourth.
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
By the President,
ABNER S. LIPSCOMB, Secretary of State.
By the President of the Republic of Texas.
Whereas, by the eleventh section of an act entitled "An Act altering
the several acts to raise a Revenue by Impost Duties," approved
the 5th February instant, the President is authorized to
issue such instructions as may be necessary to carry into effect
such present and future agreements with the government of
France, by the regulation of the duties on goods, wares and merchandise,
imported from that country:
Therefore, be it known, that I, Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of
the Republic of Texas, for the purpose of carrying the above objects
into effect, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do, in
the name and by the authority of said Republic, by these presents,
hereby declare and proclaim, that the duties on all wines. the
product of France, imported direct from any of the Ports of
France, in French or Texian vessels, are for the present abolished.
And further, I hereby require all Collectors of customs to permit
all wines as aforesaid, to be admitted free of duty into any of the
Ports of this Republic, until this Proclamation shall be revoked by
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the
seal of the Republic of Texas to be affixed.
Done at the City of Austin, this 11th day of
February, in the year of our Lord one thousIL.
s.] and eight hundred and forty, and of the Independence
of the Republic, the fourth.
MIRABEAIT B. LAMAR.
By the President,
ABNER S. LirscoirP, Secretary of State.
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 September 2, 2014.