The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 29
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The Navy of the Republic of Texas.
explicit directions to the commodore commanding the Texas fleet
disapproving of his actions.
Soon after Commodore Moore's return to Texas he was again
sent to sea for the purpose of surveying the coast of Texas. In-
creasing maritime interests rendered this survey very necessary.
He briefly describes this labor in a publication directed to the
United States naval officials:'
Prom May to November, 1841, the vessels were overhauled and
the coast of Texas surveyed by Captain Moore, with the aid of
schooners of the Texas Navy; a chart for the entire coast was
made by him and published in New York by E. and G. W. Blunt,
and in England by the admiralty. It is the only correct chart
now in use by navigators . . . one of the officers whose name
is attached to the published remonstrance to the honorable house
of representatives has been in service on the gulf since it was
published in 1842; he has doubtless had occasion to use it, and I
can with confidence call on him to attest its accuracy.
The following item concerning the survey is from the Telegraph
and Texas Register:2
The schooner of War, San Antonio, left Galveston on the 4th
inst. for the Sabine Pass, having Com. E. W. Moore and several
officers on board, for the purpose of commencing the survey of the
coast. Col. G. W. Hockley, was a passenger on board. We are
glad to find this important work commenced. The officers of our
Navy can not at this season be employed to better advantage than
in this survey.
They were actively engaged in the discharge of these labors until
their recall in October by President Lamar on account of the
alliance entered into between Yucatin and Texas, which we shall
consider in the next chapter.
XII. ALLIANCE BETWEEN TEXAS AND YUCATAN.
The idea of forming an offensive and defensive alliance on the
part of Texas and Yucatan against Mexico, was, no doubt,
'discussed between the Texas commanders and Yucatan offi-
cials, while the Texas navy was in Yucatan; and doubt-
1Moore, Reply to the Pamphlet by Commodores Buchanan, Dupont, and
Magruder, etc., 19.
'July 14, 1841.
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