The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 41
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They Navy of the Republic of Texas.
learned . . . that Mr. Thomas Lubbock' who escaped from
Mexico, had sailed but a few days previous . . . for Laguna
to join me; that night I sent the San Antonio back to Laguna for
Mr. Lubbock, and stood to the N. and W. in Company with the
San Bernard; the following forenoon I captured the Mexican
Schooner Doloritas nine days from Matamoras bound to Vera Cruz,
she was very near the land when we discovered her, and the super
cargo and part of the crew made their escape in the boat .
-she parted company yesterday for Galveston, and in the after-
noon I landed the Captain Mate and boy with all their private effects
at Point Delgada. . .
I herewith enclose all the quarterly returns of this Ship and the
San Bernard, a correct chart of the sea coast of Texas, a correct
chart of the bar and harbour of Pass Caballo with the Labacca and
Matagorda Bays, and a plan of the proposed break-water, by
which twenty feet water can be made at the bar at a comparatively
trifling expense, and there is after getting in, one of the finest
harbors in the world . . .
On the 3rd inst., within a few miles of Tuspan, we captured
the Mexican Schr. "Dos Amigos," from Matamoros, bound to Tus-
pan, with a cargo of salt. I will dispatch her also to Galveston
to-night or tomorrow, in company with the San Bernard, the
Comd'r. of which vessel2 will take this dispatch to the Seat of
Government and return to Galveston with an answer and instruc-
tions for me, by the time I arrive there. I touch at Sisal to get
ten thousand dollars which will be due on the 8th inst., when I
will sail direct for Galveston, in pursuance of your orders of the
15th Dec. . . . there is every necessity of keeping the squad-
ron at sea, and in a fighting condition, to prevent our Ports being
blockaded and all communication cut off from the United States.
Without the speedy return of our Navy on this coast, the navy of
Yucatan will be captured or join that of Central Mexico, through
fear, if nothing else.
In a letter of the next day,3 he adds:
I feel it my imperative duty to urge upon the Department the
necessity of fitting out the steamer Zavala, in order that we may
keep the ascendency by sea and the communication open between
Galveston and New Orleans.
'A member of the Santa Fd expedition.
2D. H. Crisp.
8Moore to Hockley, April 5, 1842, in Moore's To the People of Texas, 50.
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