TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Vol. XII. JANUARY, 1909. No. 3.
The publication committee and the editors disclaim responsibility for views
expressed by contributors to THE QUARTERLY.
THE NAVY OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.
THE FIRST NAVY OF TEXAS.
I. The Correo Mexicano and the San Felipe.
Throughout the first half of 1835 serious misunderstandings
and difficulties had occurred between the merchants and the col-
lector of the maritime customhouse of Galveston, Texas, in re-
lation to the collection of duties.' In the hope of averting trouble
and of bringing -about a peaceable adjustment, the ayuntamiento
of Liberty, in the deparment of Nacogdoches, issued a manifesto2
to the effect "that the revenue laws, like all other political laws,
'The author must refer the general reader who is desirous of becoming
acquainted with the details leading up to the revolution in Texas, to the
histories of the State, and to such monographic accounts as relate to this
period. Only such matter of a general nature will be inserted as is neces-
sary to introduce and present a connected account of the movements of the
naval vessels of Texas and Mexico.
"Texas Republican, May 30, 1835. The manifesto is dated April 7,
1835; Edward (History of Texas, 235-38) erroneously prints it under the
date of June 1. See Eugene C. Barker, Difficulties of a Mexican Revenue
Officer, in THE QUARTERLY, IV, 194, note 3.
"The alsalde in his separate capacity combined the larger powers of our
mayors and justices of the peace. The duties of the regidores assimilated
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101048/. Accessed December 25, 2014.