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Ratification by Louis Philippe of Treaty of Amity, Navigation, and Commerce with France
Title: Ratification by Louis Philippe of Treaty of Amity, Navigation, and Commerce with France
Description: Framed treaty. Red velvet background, glass plate over document. Ratifications du Roi sur le Traité d'amitié, de navigation et de commerce condu entre la France et la Republique de Texas. 2 Octobre 1839. First page has a proclamation by Louis Philippe.
Description: Historical Note: In 1839, the monarch of France, King Louis Philippe, sent Alphonse Dubois to the Republic of Texas, to explore any benefit of an alliance between Texas and France. Upon Dubois' recommendation, the King officially recognized the Republic of Texas as a sovereign nation when he signed a treaty of amity, navigation, and commerce on October 2, 1839. For his part in the process, Dubois was promoted to chargé d'affaires and instructed to establish an official Legation in Texas.
Description: Related Collection: Department of State treaties between the Republic of Texas and other nations at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0418, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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