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The Archives War
These past few days we had an interesting war appear in Austin. It has been named, "The Archives War." I recently interviewed Sam Houston himself to get more details on the situation at hand, and his personal thoughts. Here's what he had to say, Lindsay: "So, you gave orders for the government archives/records to be withdrawn from the capital, but the locals disobeyed you, how does that make you feel?" Houston: "Well, I was very angry, I don't think they knew the whole story and they felt the need to attack the wagon. I have been told that they thought the capital was being moved back to Houston, but this was not the case." Lindsay: "Alright next question, why did you feel the need to remove the documents from the capital?" Houston: "The Mexican Army was attacking nearby towns and I felt that this had to be done to keep the important documents safe." Lindsay: "Very well, last question. Angelina Eberly led the group in battle, and attacked the wagon carrying the documents was this an appropriate response to your orders?" Houston: "Well, it was an outrageous response, but they fought for what they wanted and that is a quality to have if we are attacked by an army." Lindsay: "Great answer, well we have Ms. Eberly here today with us... Hello!" Angelina: "It is so great to be here!" Lindsay: "Well we are glad to have you here, and we have one question for you. Here it is, it was very risky to go against Mr. Houston's orders, but we want your side of the story." Angelina: "Well, Mr. Houston stated that the records be withdrawn from the capital, but the locals and I disagreed and took matters into our own hands. We had suspected that the capital would be moved back to Houston, so we fired at the wagon hoping to keep the capital in its current place." Lindsay: "Good answer, thank you for being here, and now for a summary of the war."
My interview with both of them was very successful, and I got all of the details of the Archives War. Sam Houston gave orders to withdraw the documents from the capital. He felt he needed to do this because the Mexican Army was attacking nearby towns and he wanted to keep the documents safe. However, the locals worried this meant that the capital would be moved back to Houston, and this caused a panic in Austin. As a result of this, the locals disobeyed Houston's orders and they attacked the wagon carrying the important documents. The locals and their leader Angelina Eberly ended up with the documents back in Austin. This was a risky move by the locals, but it worked in their favor, and they fought for what they wanted. I'm Lindsay Underwood, and that's this week's Texas Scoop!