The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 2, July 1898 - April, 1899 Page: 161
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Enduring Laws of the Republic.
become functus officio, its object having been effected, and had be-
come on the disappearance of the nation incapable of reform or
repeal. Or transferred from perishing paper to the fleshly tablets
of the heart, the law makes the Lone Star flag immortal, because
the Texans will have it so. But aside from sentiment, does not the
flag foster nationality? Undoubtedly, but as already remarked, as
a cherished reminiscence only with but the innocent tendency to
hold our territorial integrity inviolate.
And this in turn tends to settle the seat of government. It is
inconceivable that the City of Austin, bearing the honored name of
the father of the Texan colony, situate approximately to the center
of territory and population of the State and possessing one of the
costliest capitols in the Union could ever cease to be the seat of
government of Texas; so long as the sentiment of nationality is
unimpaired with the indivisible glories of Bexar -and San Jacinto
and the unspeakable sacrifices of the Alamo and Goliad alike in-
Whatever may befall Texas, the Lone Star flag will forever live
in song and story. To have devised such a flag was a greater honor
to Oliver Jones, its author, than any other act of the long 'and
useful life of this noble type -of Austin's "Old Three Hundred."
Of the permanence of the laws herein noted, no better reminder
could be had than this flag floating over the capitol at Austin on the
national holidays of the old Republic.
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