The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918 Page: 186
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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Chief person engaged in the Collection of such duties. For your
more complete guidance herein I forward a Memorandum of the
particulars which it may be needful to specify in the protest, to-
gether with any others which may occur on the occasion.
You will govern yourself in all matters of Commerce and Navi-
gation affecting British Subjects at your Consulate who may apply
to you for advice, upon the understanding that the stipulations
of the treaties in existence between Her Majesty and this Republic
remain in the same position as if Texas had continued an inde-
pendent Power, but you will carefully observe that this view is
confined to the subject matter of those treaties, and offer no ob-
jection or remark upon any other change of authority or juris-
In case of any refusal upon the part of the persons in authority
at your Consulate to extend to you all the rights, privileges, and
immunities accorded to Officers in your station by the law of
Nations, and stipulated in the 7th Article of the treaty of Com-
merce and Navigation of the 13th November 1840, you will report
the particulars to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs; but you are particularly cautioned to conduct
yourself with the utmost circumspection, and to avoid as far as
may be possible consistently with a due discharge of your duty,
any discussion or correspondence with the persons in Authority at
Till you are further instructed you will be pleased to forward
all letters or despatches which may reach you to my address to the
care of H. M. Consul, New Orleans.
You will be so good as to hand the accompanying letter to the
Commander of any of Her Majesty's Ships who may arrive at'
Galveston during my absence.
To Wm Kennedy, Esqr.
H. M. Consul.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 21, July 1917 - April, 1918, periodical, 1918; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101073/m1/192/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.