Vol MMXIII, No 268
September 25, 1839
France Recognizes the Republic of Texas
On this date in 1839, France officially recognizes the Republic of Texas. The French legation was soon located in Austin, and remains an historic sight today.
Centuries before, LaSalle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi, overshot, and landed in Texas. Setting out by land, his crew continued the search, exploring most of coastal Texas. Being formally recognized by France, is only fitting, considering that France is one of the original countries to lay claim to Texas.
Texas Gazette published
The Texas Gazette, Texas' first enduring newspaper, began publication at San Felipe de Austin. Mexican decrees and the writing of Stephen Austin make this historically significant.