The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 26
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Relative to the doings of the fleet for the next few months the
information is very meager, but a contemporary newspaper gives
the following items :1
Last from the Fleet.
By the San Bernard, T. A. Taylor commanding, which came
into Galveston a few days since, we are in possession of the last
intelligence from the fleet. A private letter has been shown us,
dated on board the Zavalla, San Juan Baptista River, Tobasco,
Dec. 23d, from which we learn that this steam ship is in com-
plete repair, and ready for service; that the whole fleet will not
probably come in before March or April. Commodore Moore, on
board the flag ship Austin, was in the harbor at Tobacco with the
Zavala, but, in a few days, would proceed to sea, on another cruise.
The schooner San Jacinto went ashore in a heavy gale, a short
time before the sailing of the San Bernard. At the time, she was
anchored off the Arcas Islands, but having imprudently ventured
to sea with but one anchor, she was driven by the gale high upon
land, a perfect wreck. No lives were lost, and we believe her
guns were saved.
It is rumored (on what authority we have not learned,) that
the Federal authorities2 in consideration of the services rendered
by Com. Moore in reducing a small town on the coast, contributed
$25,000 towards the expenses of the navy during the expedition.
Gen. Anaya is in command at Tobasco, and his forces are con-
stantly augmented by the voluntary enlistment of the citizens.
The most amicable relations exist between them and our naval
Tennison states that, at the time of the 'departure of the San
Barnard from Tobasco, it was the intention of the Zavala, with
the Austin in tow, to proceed to Laguna for a sufficient supply of
fuel, and thence to Galveston. The Austin, leaving the Zavala
after crossing the bar, was to proceed to the Arcos Islands, and
thence to Galveston. Under date of February 10, 1841, Tennison
further states that the Austin, on the cruise referred to above,
boarded a small schooner, bound for Vera Cruz, having on board
the Federal General Lemus, prisoner of the Centralists. By or-
ders of Commodore Moore he was released, and was landed at
Campeachy. Soon afterwards he was placed in a responsible posi-
1Telegraph and Texas Register, January 13, 1841.
'That is, the Mexican Federal authorities.
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