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CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND THE GOVERNMENT OF
THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS,
TO TERMINATE THE RECLAMATIONS OF THE FORMER GOVERNMENT FOR THE CAPTURE, SEIZURE, AND DETENTION OF THE BRIGS POCKET AND DURANGO, AND FOR INJURIES SUFFERED BY
AMERICAN CITIZENS ON BOARD THE POCKET.

11th day of April 1838



CONCLUDED APRIL 11, 1838;
RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED JULY 6, 1838;

Alcee La Branche, charge d'Affaires of the United States of America, near the Republic of Texas, acting on behalf of the said United States of America, and R. A. Irion, Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, acting on behalf of the said Republic, have agreed to the following articles:

ARTICLE I.

The Government of the Republic of Texas, with a view to satisfy the aforesaid reclamations for the capture, seizure, and confiscation of the two vessels aforenentioned, as well as for indemnity to American citizens who have suffered injuries. From the said Government of Texas, or its officers, obliges itself to pay the sum of eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ($11,750) to the Government of the United States of America to be distributed amongst the claimants by the said Government of the United States of America.

ARTICLE II.

The sum of eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, ($11,750) agreed on in the first art[icle,] shall be paid in gold or silver, with interest at six percent, one year after the exchange of the ratifications of this convention. The said payment shall be made at the seat of Government of the Republic of Texas into the hands of such person or persons as shall be duly authorized by the Government of the United States of America to receive the sum.

ARTICLE III.

The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged in the city of Washington, in the space of three months from this date or sooner if possible.

In faith whereof the parties above named have respectively subscribed these articles, and hereto affixed their seals.

Done at the city of Houston on the eleventh day of the month of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.

ALCEE LA BRANCHE. [L.S.]

R. A. IRION [L.S.]

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