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By the President of the Republic of Texas.
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting.
Be it known that I, Sam
Houston, President of the Republic
of Texas, reposing especial trust
and confidence in the integrity,
prudence and ability of our worthy
fellow citizen George W. Terrell,
Charge d Affaires of this Republic
to the Court of Her Majesty the
Queen of Spain, have granted, and
by these presents, do grant unto him,
the said George W. Terrell, full and
all manner of powers to confer and
treat in behalf of this Government,
with any person or persons, similarly
empowered, on the part of Her Majesty
the Queen of Spain, of and concerning
Amity, Commerce, Navigation,
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Commercial privilege and National
guarantees between the two nations,
and to conclude and sign a treaty
or treaties, in the premises.
In testimony whereof, I
have hereunto set my
hand, and caused the
Great Seal of the Republic
to be affixed.
Done at Washington,
the 16th day of October A.D.
1844, and of the Independence
of the Republic
By the President:
Secretary of State
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