The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 69, July 1965 - April, 1966 Page: 286
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286 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
assuming that the Austin heirs would have been paid only what
the majority of the successful claimants of the site received-$3.oo
an acre-the failure to attain compensation represented a loss
to the Austin heirs of thousands of dollars.
The failure of the Austin family to gain any payment for its
deceased kinsman's claim to the site of the seat of government
was a major financial blow, whatever the success of the Perrys
and other Austin heirs in other respects. More significant from
the standpoint of history, the failure of Austin and his heirs to
gain the site of his namesake city was evidence of a turning away-
first in Mexico and then in Texas-from the man who had been
primarily responsible for the successful settling and developing
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 69, July 1965 - April, 1966, periodical, 1966; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117144/m1/346/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.