I sincerely hope that in a short time the
appropriation made by the Extra Session of
Congress for the Navy will be available in
order that we may be at Sea; and I feel it
my duty to state to the Department that until
the officers are provided for at least in some
measure that it will not be possible for them
to remain in the service.
I have the honor to be
Your Obt. Servt
Comdg Texas Navy
To M.C Hamilton Esq.
Actg Sec. of War & Marine,
A Correct Copy
actg. Sec. War & Marine
Washington, 13 Dec, 1842.
Edwin W. Moore to Morgan C. Hamilton, December 2, 1842. Texas Navy Papers, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission,401-1313.