The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907 Page: 141
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The Seat of Government of Texas.
(2) Seat of the Convention of 1832.
The disturbances that occurred in Texas during the summer of
1832 made it desirable that a convention of the delegates of all
Texas be called. The alcaldes of the municipality of Austin, on
August 22, 1832, "therefore recommended, that the people of each
Town, Precinct, and Civil District in Texas, elect Five Delegates,
to meet at the Town of San Felipe de Austin, on the 1st Monday
in October next." The suggestion was adopted and the delegates
to the first convention of all Texas assembled in San Felipe, and
not at Bexar, which was San Felipe's senior by almost a century,
or at Goliad or Nacogdoches, both very much older.
(3) Seat of the Central Committee, and the Convention of 1833.
The convention of 1832 before adjourning had made provision
for a central and sub-committees. The location of the central com-
mittee is not fixed, but from the personnel of that body it is clear
that no other place than San Felipe was intended. The central
committee was empowered "to call a Convention of Delegates from
all Texas, at such time and place as they think proper." In
January, 1833, this committee called a new convention to meet
at San Felipe on April 1. This convention met at the time and
place indicated, and one of its acts was .to continue the central com-
mittee. A state constitution, too, was drafted, but it did not fix the
location of the seat of government.
(4) Seat of the Department of Brazos.
It is shown above how San Felipe received its name, how the place
was laid out, and how this site received the popular approval
by making it the place of assembly for the conventions of October,
1832, and April, 1833. Decree No. 270, of the congress of Coa-
huila and Texas, dated Monclova, March 18, 1834, finally set the
seal of official approval upon the location by designating San Fe-
lipe as the capital of the department of Brazos, created by this
decree. The chief of the new department was appointed July 8,
but, perhaps, a month or two elapsed before he qualified.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 10, July 1906 - April, 1907, periodical, 1907; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101040/m1/161/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.