BY THE PRESIDENT OF THEI REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come,-Greeting:
Whereas, a treaty between the Republic of Texas and Great Britain,
for the suppression of African slave trade, was concluded and
signed at the City of London, on the sixteenth day of November,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, together
with two forms of Warrants and Instructions to cruisers,
thereunto annexed, by the Plenipotentiaries of this Republic and
her Britannic Majesty, duly and respectively authorized for that
purpose; which Treaty and forms of Warrants and Instructions are,
word for word, as follows:
TREATY BEWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS AND
GREAT BRITAIN FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF
AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE.
Her Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, wishing to give fuller effect to the principles
which form the basis of the Treaties which have been concluded
between Great Britain and several other European powers, for tile
suppression of the African Slave Trade, and the Republic of Texas
being likewise desirous of rendering effectual the fundamental article
in her Constitution, which declares the said trade piracy, have
determined to negotiate and conclude a Treaty for the more effectual
extinction of this traffic.
For this purpose the Republic of Texas and Her Majesty,
the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
have named as their Plenipotentaries, that is to say:-The
Republic of Texas, Gen. James Hamilton, and Her
Majesty, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, the Right Honorable Henry John, Viscount Palmerston,
Baron Temple, a Peer of Ireland, a member of Her
Britannic Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council, a Member of
Parliament, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honorable Order
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 November 29, 2015.