The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 71
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Notes and Fragments.
SOME INTERESTING DOCUMENTS.-The documents printed below
are copied from originals in possession of Mrs. Adele B. Looscan,
of Houston, Texas.
The Guadalupe and the Montezuma mentioned in the letter were
two Mexican vessels of war that had been built in England, and
were attacked, when they were brought over, by Commodore Moore
on the coast of Yucatan.
The bill of lading consists of a printed blank filled in with a pen.
The written parts of the bill are here put in italics.-EDITOR
New Orleans August 14, 1843.
Andrew Brisco Esq
Dear Sir The prospect of a peace will bring our Lands into
Market have you done anything towards getting settlers on our
Montgomery location, how is it situated with regard to Taxas &c.
and is their any demand for it., I have directed several Emigrants
to you, who were in pursuit of good locations but have not heard
from them since. there are a number more expected this fall and
I wish to be prepared for them. you will therefore do me a favor
of writing all the particulars
I came from Galveston a short time since on business and shall
be detained here awhile. should you write me address to care of
Texas Consul,. I hope to be able to return in the Winter. Specula-
tions is rife on the subject of the Treaty to be effected with Santa
Ana, Abolition, Relinquishing Territory, assuming 5 million debt
to English bond holders, &c. &c. are among them. I think we have
suffered enough to entitle us to an Unconditional recognition, Atho
assuming the 5 million debt to pay when we can, would be better
than to spend that amount in a continuance of a ruinous War,
Gen Green & 5 of his comrades have escaped from the Perote
Prison & took pasage from here in a Scho. bound to Matagorda.
they are full of fight & want to be revenged on Santa Ana for his
Cruel & Villanous treatment to them, Doctor Sinnickson & Capt
Reese have published thanking letters for favors received from
Mexicans, they may possibly produce better treatment to those left
I have seen & conversed with the surgion of the Mexican Steamer
Guadalope. he compliments Com Moore on his gallantry says 3
shots struck the steamer. but not a man was touched, he says if
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