The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 86
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Fuller's body lay on the deck, it was beaten with muskets and cut-
lasses; and two midshipmen were wounded in attempting to protect
it. The mutineers then shut up the officers in the cabin, lowered
the boats, and went ashore; but they were followed, and several of
them were arrested, six at once, and others later.1
Soon afterwards the San Antonio sailed to join Moore's flagship,
the Austin, on the coast of Mexico, carrying two of the mutineers
and leaving nine in jail at New Orleans. On its arrival, Moore or-
dered the trial of these two by a court-martial, which convened on
the Austin, March 14. One of them was sentenced to be hung, and
the other was given further time to get evidence from New Orleans.
These proceedings were approved by the Texan government.2
After Commodore Moore went to New Orleans to refit in May,
1842, he entered into a correspondence with Governor Roman of
Louisiana concerning the prisoners remaining in jail there, and
was informed that a requisition from President Houston would be
needed to secure their surrender. The requisition was accordingly
issued on September 12, 1842, and on September 15 Moore was di-
rected to order a court-martial to try the accused as soon as the tes-
timony of witnesses could be procured. The name of one of the
mutineers was omitted in the first requisition, and a special requisi-
tion for him was issued on October 29.3
The prisoners lying in jail were surrendered to Moore just before
he sailed for Galveston, April 15, 1843, and in accordance with the
previous orders of President Houston a court-martial was or-
dered, which convened on board the ship Austin on April 16, at
one o'clock. The court was composed of Commander J. T.
K. Lothrop, president; Lieutenants A. G. Gray, J. P. Lansing,
Cyrus Cummings, and T. C. Wilbur, with Surgeon T. P. Anderson
as judge advocate. The prisoners were tried on the following
charges: first, murder and attempt to murder; second, mutiny;
Of the prisoners, Seymour Oswald, sergeant of the marines, had
escaped before the party was surrendered to Moore, and Benjamin
'See the New Orleans Bee, February 12; The Picayune, February 13;
the New Orleans Commercial Bulletin, February 14; the Telegraph and
Texas Register, February 22.
"Moore, To the People of Texas, 47, 48, 51.
sMoore, To the People of Texas, 93, 95, 99, 100, 105.
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