The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 21
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The Navy of the Republic of Texas.
the land by a schooner of war, having on board Gen. Anaya and
suite, who came on board.
On being informed by the General that he had not received the
letter sent by the Zavala, and being no longer in doubt as to the
disposition of the authorities, from their trusting a vessel of war,
mounting five guns, along-side of this vessel and the San Bernard,
and, knowing that the letter was of importance, as it had been
written by Gen. Canales, after frequent interviews with his Ex-
cellency the President, I sent the San Bernard back to Sisal, with
Gen. Anaya's secretary on board for it, and anchored. Gen.
Anaya remained on board until after dark, and showed me letters
from Galveston written sixteen or eighteen days before I left
there . . . the next day . . . I had an interview with
the Governor elect, Don Santiago Mendez. . . . He was
anxious that the most friendly relations should be established at
an early period, and assured me that the ports of the State of
Yucatan were open to any Texian vessel.
I left orders for the San Bernard to remain at Campeachy on
her return from Sisal, until the 13th inst . . .
On the 6th instant I received a letter from Gen. Anaya,
. . and the next day sailed for Point Mariandrea. On ar-
riving off the Arcos1 Islands on the 10th, I found the Zavala,
I . . . the next day . . . sailed for Campeachy
where I arrived and anchored on the 13th inst., . .
The naval force of the State of Yucatan consists of one small
brig and two schooners. . .
On the 14th the San Bernard arrived from Sisal, and the next
morning we got under way; and the following morning, by 7
o'clock, were off the Arcos Islands; sent the San Barnard in to
put Lieut. A. J. Lewis on board the Zavala, he having broken his
leg some days previous by falling from the trunk of the schooner
while giving an order and looking aloft, . . and pushed on
to meet the San Jacinto.
Arrived off point Mariandrea on the 18th; on the 19th, fell in
with the San Bernard, and on the 20th, with the San Jacinto,
when I was informed by Lieut. Postell that he had arrived off
the point on the 1st inst. . . . I have since met with . . .
Her Britannic -Majesty's brig Penguin, on her way from Vera Cruz
to Tampico, and I was informed by her that it had been reported
at Vera, Cruz that there was a pirate off that part of the coast, and
the brig was looking out for her. The officer appeared much
pleased with the bold manner in which Lieut. Postell stood down
for him, and I take this occasion to state to the Department that
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