The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 13, July 1909 - April, 1910 Page: 42
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Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Moore, in commenting upon his recommendation respecting the
Nos. 18 and 19 . . are letters from me to the Depart-
ment; the latter2 contains my recommendation to the government
to fit out the Zavala which could tkes have been done at a small
expense and saved from destruction, the most efficient vessel in
the Navy; worth, $100,000, which has been lost to the country
by the wise economy of government. . . . The wreck of the
Zavala, now lying in Galveston harbor, is a melancholy evidence,
of the sort of economy practised by President HIouston !
In these remarks Moore is undoubtedly correct; for, by an act
of the congress of Texas, approved by Houston,3 the president of
Texas was authorized to have the Zavala repaired, and at a later
session another act was passed, also, approved by Houston,4 mak-
ing an appropriation of $15,000 for the purpose. This authority
Houston never used.
The following letter will explain the temporary discontinuance
of the Yucatan-Texas alliance:"
His Excellency the Governor . .. has received notice that
they6 do not think of invading us at present, and that if they
do invade at all it will not be for eight months or a year, for
reason of the want of resources and the embarrassed position in
which Gen. Santa Anna finds himself. The State can not continue
paying all this time, eight thousand dollars monthly to the vessels
under your command, as agreed with the Government of Texas, to
which you are subject, and for that reason I inform you, without,
however, considering the friendly relations being interrupted,
which has been reciprocally preserved by both Governments; that,
you can . . . retire with the squadron under your command,
after the current month has expired. . . . The Governor does
not doubt but that he can depend upon the assistance of Texas
after the above indicated time has transpired.
Under date of April 22, 1842, Lemus adds:'
'Moore, To the People of Texas, 45-46.
2Moore to Hockley, April 5, 1842.
8Gammel, Laws of Texas, II, 791.
"Lemus to Moore, March 29, 1842, in Moore's To the People of Texas,
'Lemus to Moore, in Moore's To the People of Texas, 55.
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