Treaty Between Texas
*of the Netherlands and the citizens of the Republic of Texas, and
the.said subjects and citizens respectively shall not pay in the ports,
harbors, roads, cities towns or places whatsoever in either of the two
countries, any other or higher duties, taxes or imposts, under what.soever
namles designated or included, than those which are there paid
by the subjects of the most favored nation; and the subjects and the
citizens of both contracting parties shall enjoy the same rights,
privileges, liberties, favors, immunities and exemptions in matters
of commerce and navigation, that are granted or mav hereafter be
granted in the states of either of the two contracting parties to the
subjects of the most favored nation.
The inhabitants of both countries, respectively, shall enjoy liberty
and security to proceed with their ships and cargoes, to ail
places, ports and rivers where otler foreigners are at present or
shall be in future admitted, and to remain and reside in any part
of the said possessions and states, and also to hire and occupy
houses and warehouses for the purpose of their trade.
In like manner the ships of war of both countries respectively
shall have the same liberty freely and securely to touch at all ports,
rivers and places where the ships of war of any other nation are permitted
or shall in future be permitted to enter: subject however to
the laws and statutes of the respective countries.
In the right mentioned in this article to enter all places, ports
and rivers is not included that of trading from port to port, nor the
coasting trade, (cabotage,) which is allowed only to national vessels.
Vessels of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands arriving at
or sailing out of the ports of Texas, and vessels of the Republic of
Texas on their entry into the ports of the Netherlands, shall not be
subject to other or higher duties of tonnage, of light-money, port
charges or pilotage, quarantine, or any other affecting the body of
the vessel, than those which are paid, or shall be paid, by the vessel
of the country itself.
Goods and merchandize, whatever their origin may be, im(
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 28, 2014.