The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915 Page: 86
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Majesty's Government in this quarter, I would submit that they
might be sent out in frame to this place with their Machinery and
everything ready for setting up, and with people competent to
perform the work. It might be given out that they were sent here
to be disposed of for the Navigation of the rivers of Texas, but with
a Secret understanding with this Government, as to their ultimate
destination; or they might be set up at Jamaica. I would take the
liberty to say that Vessels for such a Service should not be long, on
account of the sinuosities of the rivers of these Countries; from
70 to 80 feet. I would also suggest that Captain Hall late of the
"Nemesis" should be consulted on all points calculated to render
them more handy and efficient for Service in small Water, and in
rapid streams with abrupt turns. I have seen such feats performed
with vessels of light draught (the passage of the "Nemesis" to
within a few miles from Canton by the inner Channel, for example;
and where she was only prevented from arriving by having a few
feet too much of length) that I have a confidence a force of the
kind, I have suggested could be pushed into the very heart of
Hoping Your Lordship will ascribe this intrusion to it's true
motive, that is, a desire to further the public Service
The Earl of Aberdeen, K. T.
ELLIOT TO ABERDEEN2
Galveston December 8th. 1843.
I have now the honor to forward Your Lordship the original
draught of a Coast Cbart of Texas (No 1) procured from Mr.
Simpton the person to, whom I adverted in my private letter of the
2d. Instant. In the event of hostilities with Mexico an accurate
knowledge of the Coast and it's ports might be important, for
shoal as they are, they are the most practicable in this Gulf be-
iween New Orleans and Vera Cruz, and indeed between that place
and Cape Catoche, and at all events they might be necessary of
resort, for purposes of Supply. I would once more take the liberty
"F. 0., Texas, Vol. 6. The letter is unnumbered.
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