BY THE PRESIDENT OF TH:E REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come,-Greeting:
Whereas a Convention between the Republic of Texas and Great
Britain, was concluded and signed at London, on the fourteenth
day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and forty, by the Plenipotentiaries of this Republic and Her
Britannic Majesty, duly and respectively authorised for that purpose;
which Convention is, word for word, as follows:CONVENTION.
Whereas Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, being desirous of putting an end to the
hostilities which still continue to be carried on between Mexico
and Texas, has offered Her Mediation to the Contending Parties,
with a view to bring about a pacification between them; and whereas
the Republic of Texas has accepted the mediation so offered;
the Republic of Texas and Her Britannic Majesty have determined
to settle, by means of a Convention, certain arrangements which
will become necessary in the event of such pacification being effected,
and have for this purpose named as their Plenipotentiaries,
that is to say:The
Republic of Texas, General James Hamilton, Who,
after having communicated to each other their respective
Full Powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and
concluded the following Articles:
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 March 8, 2014.