The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 903
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and Great Britain.
All British vessels which shall be detained by the cruizers of
Texas, in consequence of being engaged in the African Slave Trade,
shall, together with the slaves found on board be carried and delivered
up to the British jurisdiction at Bathnrst on the river Gambia,
if taken off the coast of Africa; or at Port Royal in Jamaica, if
taken in the West Indies.
Sixthly:-As soon as a merchant vessel, which shall have been
detained as aforesaid, shall arrive at one of the ports or places above
mentioned, the commander of the cruizer, or the officer appointed
to bring in such detained vessel, shall forthwith deliver to the authorities
duly appointed for that purpose by the Governllent within
whose territory such place shall be, the vessel and her cargo, together
with the master, crew, and passengers, and the slaves found
on board, unless such slaves shall have been carried or sent to another
port or place, as hereinbefore directed, and also the papers
which shall have been seized on board the vessel, and one of the
duplicate lists of the said papers, retaining the other in his own
possession, such officer shall at the same time deliver to the said
authorities, one of the declarations made out in duplicate, as hereinbefore
specified, adding thereto a statement of any changes which
may have taken place, from the time of the detention of the vessel
to that of the delivery, as well as a copy of the statement of any
removals which may have taken place as above provided for.
In delivering over these several documents, the officers shall
make, in writing, and on oath, an attestation of their truth.
Seventhly: -If the commander of a cruizer of either of the
high contracting parties, who shall be duly furnished with the
aforesaid special instructions, shall have reason to suspect that a
merchant vessel, sailing under convoy of,'or in company with, a
ship of war of the other party, is engaged in the African Slave
Trade, or has been fitted out for the purpose of that traffic, or has
been engaged in the said traffic during the voyage in which she is
met with by the said cruizer, he shall confine himself to communicating
his suspicions to the commander of the ship of war, and he
shall leave it to the latter to proceed alone to visit the suspected
vessel, and to deliver her up to the jurisdiction of her own country,
if there should be cause for doing so.
These instructions shall be annexed to the treaty signed this day
between the Republic of Texas and Great Britain, for the suppression
of African Slave Trade, and shall be considered as an integral
part of that treaty.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed
the present annex, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.
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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/m1/907/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .