Ran across this article and wondered if anyone had any information on Ernst Raven, appointed consul for the State of Texas. Saxe Coburg and Gotha appears to have been a duchy in Germany, according to Wikipedia. Knowing how the newspapers did not always get their facts straight, how close did they get to the truth here?
Exequator = "An exequatur is a legal document issued by a sovereign authority that permits the exercise or enforcement of a right within the jurisdiction of the authority. The word is a form of the Latin verb exequi, which denotes 'let it be executed"