The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
PROCLAMATION.
To all and singular to whom these presents shall come,-Greeting:
Whereas, a Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, between
the Republic of Texas and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands
was concluded and signed by the Plenipotentiaries of the
two countries, at the Hague, on the 18th day of September, one
thousand eight hundred and forty, which treaty is, word for word,
as follows:The
Republic of Texas and His MIajesty the King of the Netherlands,
desiring to regulate the relations of Commerce and Navigation
between the two countries, and to consolidate and protect
their mutual interest by means of a Treaty of Friendship,
Commerce and Navigation, have appointed Plenipotentiaries for
that purpose, namely: The President of the Republic of Texas,
James Hamilton, Esquire; and His Majesty the King of the
Netherlands, John Gisbert Baron Yerstolk de Soelen, Member of
the Body of Nobles of the Province of Holland, Knight Grand
Cross of the Orders of the Netherland Lion. of Saint Stephen of
Hungary, of Nichan Istihar of the Ottoman Porte, of Christ of
Portugal, of Charles III. of Spain, and of the Crown of Wertemberg,
His Minister of State, holding the Department of Foreign
Affairs:-who, after exchange of their respective full powers,
found in good order, have agreed upon the following articles:
ARTICLE I.
There shall be a firm and sincere friendship between the Republic
of Texas and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, his heirs
and successors, and between the citizens and subjects of the two
states, without exception of persons and places.
ARTICLE II.
There shall be reciprocal liberty of commerce and navigation
between and amongst the subjects of His Majesty the King

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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 September 16, 2014.