The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 661
As the laws of France require, as conditions of the nationality of
a vessel,-that it should have been built in France,-that the owner,
the captain, and three-fourths of the crew, shall be citizens of"
France: and Texas, by reason of the particular circumstances in
which she is placed, being unable to comply with the same conditions,
the two contracting parties have agreed to consider as Texian.
vessels, those which shall be bona fide the exclusive and real property
of a citizen or citizens of Texas, residents of the country for at
least two years, and of which the captain and two-thirds of the
crew, shall also be bona fide citizens of Texas.
It is understood, that if the Republic of Texas thinks proper,
hereafter, to diminish the duties now in force on silk goods, they
will maintain between the silk goods the produce of countries beyond
the Cape of Good Hope, and similar goods of other countries,.
a difference of ten per cent. in favor of the latter.
The present additional articles shall have the same force foreight
years, as if they had been word for word inserted in the
Treaty of this day.
They shall be equally ratified by the contracting parties, and
the ratifications exchanged at the same time as those of the
Done at Paris, the twenty-fifth day of September,
in the year of our Lord, onethousand
eight hundred and thirty-nine.
[SEAL.] Signed, J. PINCKNEY HENDERSON,
[SEAL.] Signed, MAL. DUC DE DALMATIE.
And whereas, the said Treaty and Additional Articles have been
ratified on both parts, and the respective ratifications of the same
were exchanged at Austin, on the fourteenth day of February,
one thousand eioht hnndred and forty, by Abner S. Lipscomb,
Secretary of State of the IRepublic of Texas, and Monsieur Dubios
de Saligny, Charge d' Affaires of his Miajesty the King of the
French, Knight of his Royal Order of the Legion of Honor,
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