The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 203
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The Navy of the Republic of Texas.
when provided with the necessary evidence that a breach of it was
contemplated.1 After the Brutus had been offered to the Texan
Government she was detained in New Orleans a while; but some
time between January 23 and February 15, 1836, she arrived at
Matagorda. This appears from a report made by the advisory
committee of the Council to Acting Governor J. W. Robinson, on
February 15, 1836.2 The Independence was fitted out by the New
Orleans agents at the same time as the Invincible, Brutus, and
Liberty. Her cost was $5000 for the vessel, and some $5000 for
Having given as complete a history of the purchase and equip-
ment of these vessels as our material permits, we will now
follow each vessel in her various cruises, and note such events as
are worthy of a place in a history of the navy of Texas. To the
Liberty, which was the first vessel bought for the government,
and whose career was the shortest and in its inglorious ending the
saddest of all the fleet, will be devoted the following chapter.
1House Exec. Does., 25 Cong., 2 Sess., No. 74, pp. 12-13.
'Papers of the General Council, file No. 433.
'A Vindication of the Conduct of the Agency of Texas, in New Orleans,
p. 5. Pamphlet, p. 5, Dienst, Col. Doe., Vol. II, 16.
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