The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 24
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. . . Sent life boat on shore to build a fire as a beacon to the
vessel in distress. At 9, manned, provisioned and sent life boat
and second cutter to the relief of the distressed vessel lying on
the Banquilla reef. The second cutter returned, not being able
to proceed against a heavy head sea.
October, 6 1840: . . . at 3.30 the life-boat and second
cutter returned, bringing the remainder of the crew, passengers
and baggage. . . .
October 17, 1840: At 1,50 standing in for Tampico bar .
October 18, 1840: . . . at 3.30 a sail hove in sight, stand-
ing for anchorage. At 4 she came to, anchor a short distance ahead
of us. She proved [to be] the English brig of war Racer. . .
October 21, 1840: At 2 the second cutter was fired at 3 times
from the shore and very narrowly escaped destruction, the balls
striking very close to her. We directed a gun at the fort and
fired it, but the distance was so great that it did not carry. ....
October 23, 1840: At 2,30, Jas. Garrett, second gunner, died
of the scurvy.
October 21,2 1840: . . . S. 0. Sawyer fell from the fore
top gallant yard overboard and was lost . . .
November 4, 1840: At 1 sent first cutter with 228 gallons of
water, 1 bag of coffee, two bags of flour and ten boxes of vermicelli
to the schooner San Jacinto, and the launch with two anchors and
chain. The schooner was ashore, where she had been driven in a
norther, having parted one of her anchors. At 6, sent the launch
with the men to the San Jacinto. At 7, sent the first cutter to
the San Jacinto with 217 gallons of water. The captain left the
ship. At 7,30 the captain returned.8 At 10, the first cutter re-
turned. . .
November 21. 1840: . . . at 3 the city of Tabasco hove
in sight. at 3.30 came to with larboard anchor.
November 23, 1840: . . . at 11.30 General Anaya visited
December 6 1840: The federal brig-of-war fired a salute of
twenty-one guns. At 9,40 she . . . hoisted the Texian en-
sign at the fore and fired a salute of seventeen guns. At 10 we
December 11, 1840: . . . At 10 the Zavala came alongside
of us and made fast to us.
December 13, 1840: At 6 called all hands to up anchor. Got
under way and backed down the river with the Zavala. . .
'The wrecked vessel was the Mexican brig, Segunda Fauna.
'Either this entry is out of place in the original diary, or it was meant
for October 24.
8See p. 33, below.
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