The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956 Page: 490
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
continuing until the end of the session of Congress for the year
Congress did not convene, however, until May i, because of
the delay in completing a two-story building being constructed
as the temporary capitol of Texas.
THIRD NATIONAL FLAG ADOPTED
On December 28, 1838, Senator William H. Wharton of Bra-
zoria County introduced an act amending an act establishing the
national seal and standard of the Republic of Texas. His bill,
containing a description of a proposed flag and seal, was referred
to a committee of which Senator Oliver Jones, from the district
composed of Austin and Colorado counties, was chairman. Un-
fortunately, the names of the other members of the committee
are not given in the journals of either the Senate or House of
the Third Congress.
On January 4, 1839, Senator Jones reported a substitute to the
Wharton bill,' which passed the Senate on suspension of rules
on January 7, and the House on January 10,8 and was approved
on January 25, 1839.
A design of the proposed flag in colors, and of the seal true to
scale, drawn by P. Krag, was made a part of the act which was
adopted.9 Krag, an artist, was on January 15, 1839, paid ten
dollars for "drafting the contemplated National flag," and eight
dollars for drafting the proposed seal.
The present State Flag is the same design in every detail of the
third flag adopted by the Republic.
7Journal of the Senate of the Republic of Texas, Third Congress, 1838 (Houston,
oJournal of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas, Third
Congress, 1838 (Houston, 1839), 236.
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