The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 882
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Treaty Between Texas
The Citizens and Subjects of each Country shall enjoy full liberty
to go to the Ports and Harbors of the other Country, where
other foreigners are allowed to enter, to unlade their Merchandize
therein, to hire and occupy Houses, and peaceably to conduct their
respective Trades and Professions.
The Ships of War of both Countries, respectively, shall have
the liberty to enter freely and touch at all such Ports in each
Country, into which the Ships of War of any other Nation are permitted
to enter; subject, however, to the Regulations, Laws, and
Statutes of the respective Countries.
The stipulations of the present Treaty shall not be considered as
applying to the Navigation and carrying Trade between one Port
and another situated in the Dominions of one Contracting Party,
by the Vessels of the other, as far as regards Passengers, Commodities,
and Articles of Commerce; such Navigation and transport being
reserved by each Contracting Party to National Vessels.
The High Contracting Parties reserve for future negotiation, at
such time as they may mutually agree upon, the conditions upon
which the Trade and Navigation shall be regulated between the
Republic of Texas and Her Britannic Majesty's Colonial Possessions
in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America.
Whereas, in the present state of Texian Shipping, the Republic
of Texas would not enjoy the full benefit of the reciprocity
intended by this Treaty, if no Vessel were to be admitted
into British Ports as a Texian Vessel, unless it had been built
within the territory of Texas; it is therefore agreed, that for
the space of eight years, to be reckoned from the date of the exchange
of the Ratifications of this Treaty, any Vessels, wheresoever
built, being bona fide the property of, and wholly owned
by, one or more Citizens of the Republic of Texas, and whereof
the Master and three fourths of the AMariners. at least, are
naturalized Citizens of the said Republic, .or persons domicilia(882)
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6726/m1/886/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .