The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, July 1919 - April, 1920 Page: 270
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sentative from San Augustine, was one of the most conspicuous
figures. The enacting clause was stricken out by a vote of 21 to
16, a strictly sectional vote. To add to the appearance of per-
manency the same Congress passed an act for constructing public
buildings as nearly fireproof as possible.33
The seat of government continued at Austin until the close of
Lamar's administration. Shortly after the inauguration of Hous-
ton for his second term in December, 1841, he removed the govern-
ment to Houston without the consent of Congress, and in spite of
the demand of the citizens of Austin for a return of the govern-
ment, he exercised his functions elsewhere. The citizens of Austin
resisted successfully the removal of the archives, and after the con-
clusion of Houston's second administration the government re-
turned permanently to the city of Austin.
"Winkler, "The Seat of Government of Texas," in Texas Historical
Association Quarterly, X, 244.
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