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count of actual invasion, the consequent depreciation of the cur-
rency of the Republic, and the removal of the capital from Harris
County combined to create severe financial depression from which
there was slow recovery. Records during the years intervening
between this time and annexation, instead of showing an advance
in values, indicate a downward tendency, which continued until
annexation was an assured certainty.
The student of history who reviews the phases of life in this
county during the Republic, finds much of interest, not in the suc-
cess that attended the efforts put forth, for there was slight re-
ward, but in the unswerving faith of those who had settled here
and determined to stay, come weal or woe. In no respect was this
quality of the citizenship more signally displayed than in the build-
ing up of its chief city, named in honor of Sam Houston, the
commander in chief of the Texan army, the hero of San Jacinto.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 18, July 1914 - April, 1915. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101064/. Accessed September 1, 2015.