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    Martin Van Buren Concerning a Treaty With the Republic of Texas Important partly-printed document signed, "M. Van Buren," 8" x 10", Washington, July 6, 1838 in which Van Buren authorizes, "... the Secretary of State to affix the seal of the United States to the Proclamation of the Convention with Texas relative to the claims in the cases of the brigs Pocket and Durango..." On April 11, 1838, the U.S. Government and the Republic of Texas concluded a treaty that addressed financial and personal damages incurred by the passengers and crew of the brigs Pocket and Durango, who were caught in the war between Mexico and Texas. The treaty obligated the Republic of Texas to pay the sum of $11,750 to the United States for damages to in turn pay the various claimants. An excellent and significant document in light of the fact that the battle over the admission of Texas into the Union was one of the most divisive issues of this Presidency highlighting the sectional strife between North and South over the issue of the expansion of slavery. Very lightly toned along horizontal folds, otherwise in excellent condition. Ornately matted with an engraving of Van Buren. A remarkable piece of Texas and U.S. history! From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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