The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908 Page: 158
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
oneasy were [as to where] we ware goin-we was Bound to Bra-
sorah [Brazoria] wen we Started in[to] Texes, but we was in-
formed that we ware a goin to Tampeco in Mexico. We would have
to Lan But we Should Shurley take the town without much troble
wen we would get plenty of Gold. with theas and maney more fair
promises we at Last Consented to go for there [was] no other
alturnitive for us. on the 14h. of Said month 8 days from N
Orleans the Land hove in Site. about for [four] oclock the Steme
Boate hove in Sight to toe us into the mouth of the River. We had
all our arms in ordor and Readey for action. the Steme Boate
Came Long Side we then open our ports and Shew we ware a
man of ware in Sted of a trader. thay ware all freited [frightened]
to death to See ho [who] we ware. the Capton of the Steamboate
was a Mexican. he was ordered on Board and Bribed to take us
over the the Bar. in about one houer af [ter] things ware arranged
thare Came on a tremendous Storme. the Schuner was drove on
the Brakers and Soon a Ground on one of the most dangers [dan-
gerous] places on the Gulf of Mexico. Night coming on and tre-
mendios darke, the See Runing over us every swell the Schuner
fast filing and nothing but death Before us-Wat was to be dun
was the enquirey of every one on Board. We Shal all be drownded.
but Kind providence Caused it to be other wise for us. the Storme
Continued to a tremendious Rate and Blew us on to the Shore
forther until we was fas [fast] a ground, about 4 feet of wattor
in the Caben and every man nearly drownde. I will not hear
paint my felings my dear wen the thoughts of never Seeing you
nor my dear Son [were forced on me]. I stop. Judge that for
your Self. We Soon found our Self under the guns of the fort
which mounted 3 Long 24 pound Cannons-with 24 men to mand
[man] them. the Capton of the Cuner [schooner] with Capton
Allen Jumpet [jumped] into the Long Boate which was Lanched
and manded [manned] with Six Salors and was deturment [deter-
mined] to make the Shore or die in the attempt. thay Lanched into
the See and was Soon out of Sight. we was then orded to thow all
our Cannon over Board and wattor [water] and all other articals
that could be moved from the Schuner to Lighten her So that She
mout [might] drive farther on Shore. Aftor Space of one hour
the boate Returned with all hands and 4 Spannards. the fort
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 11, July 1907 - April, 1908, periodical, 1908; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101045/m1/162/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.