Thursday, March 7, 2013

GUATEMALA DECLARED BOUNDARIES BETWEEN BRITISH HONDURAS AND GUATEMALA IN TREATY OF 1859

On April 30, 1859 The Convention between Her Majesty and The Republic of Guatemala relative to the boundaries of British Honduras was signed.

"Beginning at the mouth of the River Sarstoon in the Bay of Honduras and proceeding up the mid-channel thereof to Gracias a Dios Falls; then turning to the right and continuing by a line drawn direct from Gracias a Dios Falls to Garbutt's Falls on the Belize River, and from Garbutt's Falls due north until it strikes the Mexican frontier."
"All the territory to the north and east of the line of boundary above described belongs to Her Majesty,and all the territory to the south and west of the same belong to the Republic of Guatemala."