The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900 Page: 148
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148 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
here referred to. Later on, a party of four men attached them-
selves to the settlement; and still later a boat containing several
prospectors came up the river, and Lewis, discouraged and at log-
gerheads with the rest of the party, joyfully recognized some old
acquaintances among them. He returned to the United States with
these friends. On their return voyage they put in at Galveston bay
and remained for a time near the "Sander Sento," where they found
a camp of immigrants who had just landed with the intention of
making Texas their home.
In conclusion, the story of the Lively, it seems, should be cor-
rected to read somewhat as follows: Late in the year 1821 Austin
and Hawkins sent out this little vessel loaded with supplies and a
number of immigrants (more than eighteen); the destination was
the mouth of the Colorado, where Austin was expected to meet the
vessel, but for some unknown reason the party and the supplies were
landed at the mouth of the Brazos. The immigrants constructed
boats and moved up to the "falls," where they raised a crop; nearly
all became discouraged and returned to the United States during
the year 1822. In the meantime the Lively probably sailed on to
the Colorado and then returned to New Orleans, where she again
received a cargo of supplies and passengers. While passing Galves-
ton Island, the unfortunate vessel was wrecked and probably went
to pieces, though her passengers were taken off by the schooner
John Motley and were landed at the usual place near the Colorado.
If one cares to indulge in speculation, it needs little effort to picture
the Lively bearing to Texas the golden keys that were to admit Aus-
tin's settlers to the favors and good-will of the Mexican govern-
ment, and this is perhaps the most important fact in the history
of the little schooner.
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