Texas, and the Mexican Navy prostrated at once. But, my
dear Genl, after what has taken place I know what you will say
and think of—Naval matters—and Naval Commanders!
Are you acquainted with Capt Clark [?] of Galveston[.] He’s thought
well of. There are others at Galveston whom you would trust
I know, that might “render the state some service. I am the more
induced to make these Suggestions from the great anxiety
manifested by the friends of our adopted Country here, and
in various parts of the U. States, to see Texas put down this ____ [?]
Navy of Mexico. It would put us on our legs again—and
make some noise abroad!
Capt Lothrop & Com. M. appear to understand each other very
well in regard to not breaking seals. The communication made
to Cap L covering orders to him from the Navy Department was
return’d to me after he had it for an hour—the Seal unbroken!
He stated to me that all communications to him must come through
Com. Moore! I was not aware of this p.s of etiquette before!! I shall
break the Seal & cause him to read it on our arrival at Galveston.
I saw a very important letter from Washington City yesterday, that
came by the last mail—highly important (the news it contained)
to Texas. Will get extracts from it if I can & send you[.] It is
a private communication and from a distinguished individual
there—one well advised of all that is going on in regard
to Mexico & the U.S—and Texas! Things begin to look well
abroad for our Cause. The U.S. Govt has given Mexico to dist-
inctly understand that she will not stand by with arms folded
and see Texas overrun! I think the two Countrys [sic] _________ [?]
of a rupture! And our friend Wardy [?] will bring it about if he can!
James Morgan to Sam Houston, April 8, 1843. Andrew Jackson Houston Papers #3013, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.