The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 36
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
A Lieutenant of Artillery (Mexican Army) was passenger in the
schooner Progreso. . . . I intend keeping him, as I will all
other officers of the government who fall into my hands, until I
can hear something definite of the Santa Fe expedition.
The following is a contemporary account of the capture of the
Feby 22d 1842
Lut Wm. A Tennison of our Navy arrived on Saturday in
charge of the Mexican Schooner Progresso captured by the sloop
of war Austin in sight of Vera Cruz . . . on the 6th. She is
ladened principally with Flour and Sugar. . .. When the
Progresso left the schooner of war San Barnard was in chase of
another Mexican vessel, which was stated to have on board a large
amount of specie. . . . The San Barnard was to the windward
of her and between her and the shore, and so certain was Com.
Moore of the prize that we would not think it worth while to join
in the chase.. .
A ,general officer was captured on the Progresso when he saw
the Texan flag run up he tore off his epaulettes thrn t them in
his pockets, but it was no use he was caught in the act.
Sat-Anz2 has purchased an old English steam ship carrying 4
guns of an English system, and if he has any spirit-with her
and the New York Brig may offer Com. Moore a fight-nothing
would be more welcomb to the Tars.
On February 25, when the Austin was again at anchor off Sisal,
Commodore Moore learned from a pilot that the 'Mexican ship
expected from New York was lost on the Florida, reef on her way
out, and the other Mexican vessels would not give him battle. The
schooner San Antonio left Sisal on February 1, for Galveston with
a letter from the governor of Yucatan to the president of Texas;
and she was expected by Commodore Moore to meet him at the
Areas Islands on her return about March 1, 1842. From the
Arcas Islands Moore intended to. go to Laguna, at which place
he was to overhaul the rigging and paint the ships. On March 8,
Commodore Moore writes from Campeachy :3
'Tennison's Journal, folio 376, pp. 2-3; copied from the Galveston Civil-
ian, February 22, 1842. See also Telegraph and Texas Register, February
sMoore to Lemus, in Moore's To the People of Texas, 41-42.
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