The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 660
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From the day of the exchange of the ratifications of the present
treaty, the duties at present levied in Texas on all fabricks and
otler articles of silk, or of which silk shall be a chief component
part, imported directly into Texas, the manufacture of France, in
French or Texian vessels, shall be reduced one half. It is clearly
understood, that if the Texian government reduce the duties upon
similar products of other nations, to a rate inferior to one half of
the duties now existing, France cannot be obliged, in any case, to
,pay higher duties than those paid by the most favored nation. The
duties at present levied in Texas on the Wines and Brandies of
France, also imported directly in French or Texian vessels, shall
be reduced, the first two-fifths, and the second one fifth.
It is understood, that in case the Republic of Texas should hereafter
think proper to diminish the present duties on Wines and
Brandies, the production of other countries, a corresponding reduction
shall be made on the Wines and Brandies of France, gratuitouLsly,
if the concession is gratuitous, or with the same compen.sation,
if the concession is conditional.
The inhabitants of the French colonies, their property and ships,
shall enjoy in Texas, and reciprocally the citizens of Texas, their
property and ships shall enjoy in the French colonies, all the advantages
which are or shall be granted to the most favored nation.
The stipulations of the present treaty shall be perpetual, with
the exception of the articles, the fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth,
seventeenth, and eighteenth, the duration of which is fixed to eight
years, counting from the day of the exchange of the ratifications.
The present treaty shall be ratified by the contracting parties,
and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Paris or Austin, within
the period of eight months, or sooner if possible.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries, have
signed the present treaty, and have affixed thereto their seals.
Done at Paris, fhe twenty-fifth day of September,
in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine.
[SE.AL.] Signed, J. PINCKNEY HENDERSON,
:[SEAL.] 'Signed, MAL. DUC DE DALMATIE.
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