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arrived at New Orleans on August 19 and at New York on Sep-
Captain Hurd had been on an extended cruise and for some
reason not known also decided to go to New York. He arrived on
August 315 with the same crew in a state of mutiny probably be-
cause of their not being paid. It was reported that two men had
The vessel's visit was of some general interest as the following
news item is found:
Two Texian vessels of war are now in this port, viz. the schrs.
Brutus and Invincible. The Mexican Navy is unable to cope with
the maritime force of Texas, small as it is. When last on the Mexican
coast, the Invincible challenged two Mexican schrs. of war to try
a brush with her, but they declined, representing that their men
were not in a mood for an engagement, on account of their pay
being in arrears.7
After refitting, the two schooners were unable to pay for the
repairs and were seized by the sheriff on a warrant issued on No-
Capture of the Texian schooners Brutus and Invincible.-The two
schooners, Brutus and Invincible, lately in the harbor have fallen
a prey to an unexpected enemy. Warrants were issued on Saturday
for their seizure by Judge Irving, under the provisions of Title 8,
chap. 8, part 3d of the Revised Statutes. The officers and crew are
in custody of Wm. Hilyer the Sheriff of the city and the county.8
Their liabilities were finally paid through the good offices of
the Honorable Samuel Swartwout, and the vessels were released.
The Brutus got away on January 5, 1837.
4"Marine Intelligence," New Orleans, Aug. I9--Arr .. schr Invincible, Texian
armed, Brown, commander, at S W Pass from Velasco, and three months cruise,
bound to New York. New York Journal of Commerce, September 3 1836, Aug. 21.
schr Invincible, at anchor outside bd to New York. Ibid., September 5, 1836,
"Marine Intelligence," Arrived. Texian armed schr Invincible, Commander Brown,
of 8 guns, from Texas, and 18 days from N. Orleans. Sailed in co. ship Montpelier
for N. York. Ibid., September 12, 1836. The New York Journal of Commerce was and
is a morning newspaper. Arrivals and departures quoted for New York in the era
discussed are of the previous day.
1"Marine Intelligence." Arrived. Texian armed schr. Brutus, Hurd, of to guns,
fm Texas, and 8 days from Key West. Ibid., September 1, 1836.
6Binkley, Official Correspondence, II, log1. Report of Thomas Toby and Brothers.
7New York Journal of Commerce, September 13, 1836.
SIbid., November 22, 1836.
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