The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2 Page: 907
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and the Netherlands.
ported into or exported from the ports of the Netherlands in Europe
from or into the ports of the Republic of Texas, in vessels of
the Netherlands, shall lay no higher or other duties than shall be
levied on the like goods and merchandize so imported or exported
in national vessels.
And reciprocally, goods and merchandize, whatever their origin
may be, imported into or exported from the ports of the Republi?
of Texas, from or into the ports of the Netherlands in Europe, in
vessels of the said Republic, shall pay no higher or other duties
than shall be levied on the like goods and merchandize so imported,
or exported, in national vessels.
The bounties, drawbacks, or other favors of this nature wbhich
may be granted in the states of either of the contracting parties,
on goods imported or exported in national vessels, shall also and in
like manner be granted on goods directly imported or exported in
vessels of the other country, to and from the ports of the two
countries, it being understood that in the latter as in the preceding
case, the goods shall have been loaded in the ports from which
such vessels have been cleared.
No duty of customs or other impost shall be charged upon ana
goods the produce of one country, upon importation, higher than
the duty or impost charged upon goods of the same kind the produce
of or imported from any other country: and His Majesty the
King of the Netherlands and the Republic of Texas do hereby bind
and engage themselves not to grant any favor, privilege or immunity
in matters of commerce and navigation to the subjects of any
other state which shall not be also and at the same time extended
to the subjects and citizens of the other contracting party, gratuitously
if the concession in favor of that other state shall have been
gratuitous, and on giving as nearly as possible the same compensation
or equivalent in case the concession shall have been conditional.
In such a case the matter will be made the object of a particular
convention between the contracting parties. The Dutch
spirituous liquors shall not be subjected to higher duties than those
of the most favored nations.
The contracting parties agree to consider and treat respectively
as vessels of the King of the Netherlands, and as vessels,
of the Republic of Texas, all such as befng furnished by the
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