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BROWER, JOHN (?–?). John Brower, New York merchant, succeeded August W. Radcliff as consul for the Republic of Texas in New York City. He was recommended by Morgan L. Smith, and his appointment by David G. Burnet was confirmed by the Texas Senate on January 18, 1841. Brower took charge of the consular office on March 27 and during his incumbency worked to effect ratification of the commercial treaty between Texas and the United States, reported to the Texas government attempts by Mexican agents to equip and man ships in New York harbor, and between November 1844 and March 1845 made a trip to Europe in the interest of Texas. His term ended with annexation on February 16, 1846.

Alma Howell Brown, "The Consular Service of the Republic of Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 33 (January, April 1930). Diplomatic Correspondence of the Republic of Texas, ed. George Pierce Garrison (3 parts, Washington: GPO, 1908–11).
Claudia Hazlewood

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