The plaque reads:
In this building was the Legation for the ministers from the Republic of Texas to the Court of St James 1842 - 1845.
Erected by The Anglo - Texan Society
In 1836 Texas declared its independence from Mexico (an independence that the Mexican government did not recognise) and from 1842 the new Republic of Texas maintained an embassy (a Legation) in London at this location (No. 4 St James's Street). This embassy was short lived however, because in 1845 Texas joined the United States and its brief spell as an independent state came to an end. Not being well versed on my American history I was somewhat surprised to find out about Texas's short stint as an independent state and its former embassy in London.
|The plaque at the entrance to Pickering Place.|
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