The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 32
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
conformable to the spirit of my instructions, they are sanc-
tioned on my part in the name of my government, which
is pledged to their most punctual and religious observance."
In reply to this acceptance by Yucatan, the Secretary of State
addressed a letter to Col. Peraza1 in which he says in part:
the President has this day given orders, in conformity with the
stipulations and agreements which have been mutually made be-
tween the two governments, for three or more vessels to pro-
ceed with as little delay as possible to the port of Sisal, when
it is expected the Government of Yucatan will furnish the Com-
mander of the Squadron with such information as will enable
him to operate to the advantage of Yucatan. . . . It is hoped
the action of Commodore Moore, who will personally command the
squardon, will be such as to give entire satisfaction to the govern-
ment of Yucatan. His orders have been made in strict con-
formity with the agreement which has been entered into between
the two governments.2
On the same day, September 18, 1841, Commodore Moore re-
ceived orders from the department of war and marine in con-
formity with the treaty entered into by Texas and Yucatin; and
he was informed that the eight thousand dollars he would receive
at New Orleans was all that he would be advanced for the pro-
visioning of the vessels and recruiting of the men for the service.
Another clause in the letter is here given in full, as Commodore
Moore claimed that at a later time in his service to, Texas he com-
plied with the order it contained, and was for so doing outlawed,
declared a pirate, and dishonored by the Texan executive, Sam
The Department can not conclude these orders, without reiter-
ating that the eight thousand dollars placed in the hands of your-
self, and such other advances as Col. Peraza, in behalf of the
Government of Yucatan, may think proper to make you upon the
contract existing between his and this government, are the only
funds you can rely upon for fitting out and supporting the squad-
ron under your command: and if these are insufficient to enable
"Roberts to Peraza, September 18, 1841, in Moore's To the People of
2Those desiring to go more fully into a study of the alliance may con-
sult Rivera, Historikt de Jalapa, III, 400-401, 514-515; Banqueiro, Ensayo
de Yucatn , 42-45; ?iles' Register, LXI, 66, 131, 196.
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