ORIGINAL TITLE Title: THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS GIVES ITS NAVY TO THE UNITED STATES 
PRONUNCIATION: THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS GIVES ITS NAVY TO THE UNITED STATES 
TYPE: Archive
COMPONENTS: 1. hand-written manuscript, 3pp. 4to. 2. An imprint, 16pp. 8vo. 3. Typed document, 3pp. 4to. 4. Four newspaper clippings 5. Typed document; 13pp. 4to.
CONDITION: All are good to very good.
priceInfo: 1/6/16
ITEM ID: 3525

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Archive of Texas Navy Transfer to the United States

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Decade: 1840s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

Archive of documents detailing the transfer of the ships of the Texas Navy to the United States government following the admittance of Texas as a state in 1846. Includes: 1. A handwritten manuscript on the verso of San Antonio Daily Express letterhead, giving a brief narrative of the history of the Texas Navy, from its inception in 1836, to its dissolution in 1846.  2. An imprint of discussion within the U.S. House of Representatives concerning the disposition of the Texas Navy. Most crucially, it weighs the question of whether or not the men of the Texas navy should be inducted into the U.S. Navy along with their ships. The appendices contain several documents related to captain Edwin W. Moore (1810-1865), commander and chief of the Texas Navy until its dissolution. These proclamations, issued by Texas Presidents Sam Houston and Anson Jones, censure Moore for joining forces with the revolutionary state of the Yucatan in waging naval warfare against Mexico, in defiance of the express orders of the Republic, essentially committing an act of piracy. 3. A timeline of Edwin W Moore’s service record.4. Clippings from turn-of-the-century newspapers, all offering vignettes on the Texas Navy.5. “A List of Some References to the Texas Navy”, by George F. Haugh, providing a bibliography of primary and secondary documents examining the Texas Navy.