The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9 Page: 1,201
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Sec. 1. Acknowledges donation by W. H. Westfall, G. W. Lacy. and N. L. Norton.
2. Sets apart room in capitol for deposit of granite specimens.
No. 4.-House Concurrent Resolution.
Whereas the immense deposit of granite and marble in several counties of this
state assures to Texas a high rank in point of building resources, and also promises
extensive industrial enterprises to her people; and whereas Burnet County
has furnished the entire granite stone for the new state capitol when the most
diligent research failed to find available material suited for this purpose elsewhere
in this commonwealth, the said Burnet County granite having been decided by
,the best architects and experts in America, to be capable of the highest polish
and greatest durability of any in the United States and equal to any in the known
world: and whereas the granite for the capitol building (one of the first in the
United States) wxas a present to the state of Texas free of charge by W. H. Westfall,
G. W. Lacy, and N. L. Norton, citizens of Burnet County;
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
Section 1. That the state acknowledge with pride the liberality and patriotism
of the said W. H. Westfall, G. W. Lacy, and N. L. Norton, in the princely donation
of the beautiful granite of which this magnificent new capitol is built, and that
*the thanks of the people of the state of Texas are hereby tendered to said citizens
for the same.
Sec. 2. That as said WN. H. Westfall, G. W. Lacy, and N. L. Norton have never
asked and do not now ask or desire one cent for the donation they have made,
but desire to make an additional present to the state of specimens of granite,
marble and lithographic stone of different grades, all polished in their highest
capacity: also fire brick and varieties of specimens of wood, finished and polished.
to show the resources and quantity of building material in Burnet County; therefore,
to enable these men to carry out their desire, a room in this capitol building
not needed by the state be set apart for the reception of said deposits, and
that each and every county in the state shall have the right and are requested
to make similar deposits of any and all building material, in small blocks or pieces,
polished in their highest capacity, thus creating a state museum showing the resources
of the state in her building materials as well as the quantities and capabilities
of the same as to finish and durability, said room to be under the supervision
of the commissioner of agriculture, insurance, statistics, and history, and
shall be open to all citizens of this state or visitors from abroad when they visit
the capitol that they may look through and examine the said deposits in said
museum. And in recognition of our appreciation of the donation thus made by
WV. H. Westfall, G. W. Lacy, and N. L. Norton [they] are hereby especially invited
to visit and occupy said room -when they visit the capitol during life or
until the state shall need the room for other purposes.
Approved, February 25, 1889.
Sec. 1. To appoint committee of house and senate to attend interstate convention.
No. 5.-House Concurrent Resolution.
IWhereas the people of Texas, especially the stockgrowers, have become
satisfied that there exists a beef and pork combine or trust, having for its or
their domicile Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri, and perhaps in other
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 9, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6729/m1/1203/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .