Archives War

Cause and Effect of the Archives war


In 1842 there was a big dispute. This dispute was over the Texas Archives. The main reason for the dispute was deciding if they should attempt to move the Republic of Texas National Archives to Houston. At the time Sam Houston was also trying to make the capital of Texas in Houston.


Because of the up come of this. The citizens of Mexico have become fearful. They are fearful because they think that Houston will move the capital of Texas to Houston. The people formed a vigilante committee of residents and warned department heads that any attempt to move state papers would be met with armed resistance. President Houston called the seventh congress into session. In the end Houston sent a company of rangers to Austin with orders to remove the Archives with out resorting in bloodshed.