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The Paris Embassy of Texas

IN 1842-1843 THIS BUILDING
WAS THE SEAT OF THE EMBASSY
OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS IN PARIS

WITH THE FRANCO-TEXAN TREATY
OF SEPTEMBER 29TH, 1839
FRACE BECAME THE FIRST NATION
TO RECOGNIZE THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS
AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE BETWEEN 1836 AND 1845.


The Texas Embassy in Paris was located at 1 Place Vendome, today the Hotel de Vendome

The Texas Legation (a type of embassy) was maintained by the Republic of Texas in Paris from 1836 through 1845.

In a bid to protect itself from almost certain invasion by forces from neighbouring Mexico, the government of the republic sought to foster international ties. It did this by also opening the Texas Legations in London and Paris. France was the first nation to recognise the Republic of Texas: Their opening is believed by some academics to be less an attempt by Texas to enter the international stage as an independent country and more a manoeuver to prompt officials in the United States to worry that an independent Texas might allow British and French soldiers to mass on the south border of the U.S.

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  1. # Blogger mrsfiggly

    This interesting fact was pointed out to me on a trip to Paris last month! There is also a site in London, near St James' Palace.  

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