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    [Texas Republic]. Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty And The Republick Of Texas. Presented to both Houses of Parliament, by Command of Her Majesty, 1842. London: Printed by T.R. Harrison, circa 1842. 4to, 6 pages. First edition. The financial demands of operating a Republic while fighting a war with Mexico were bound to shape Texas' foreign policies. Originally commissioned by Sam Houston to negotiate a $5 million loan, Hamilton traveled abroad and began seeking financial backing for the Republic. In London he drew up three treaties: one providing for British mediation in the Texas-Mexico hostilities, one calling for the suppression of the slave trade, and this one, concerned with commerce and navigation. Hamilton negotiated this treaty with Viscount Palmerston, which when ratified by both countries, marked the formal recognition of Texas by England. Although signed in November 1840, these treaties did not go into effect until July 1842.

    Aged toned overall, with somewhat fainter toning at edges, indications of having been matted/framed at one time. Housed in a green cloth, four fold chemise with matching quarter-bound slipcase.

    Reference: Streeter 1417: "This treaty . . . has the customary provisions for carrying on trade between the two countries." (7 locations). Eberstadt 162:843.

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