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Texas History - Peter H. Bell

The 3rd Governor of Texas was Peter Hansbrough Bell.
Accomplishments: The major event of Bell's tenure was the settlement of the western boundary dispute by the Compromise of 1850 (see Texas Treasures for more on this historic event). Bell had requested troops from the state legislature to occupy Santa Fe, and Mississippi had promised to help Texas should war break out with United States troops. Despite this, the federal government obtained the cession of the area (amounting to 56 million acres) in exchange for $10 million in U.S. securities, with which Texas paid its public debt. In addition, Austin was re-named the temporary capital.
He was born on March 11, 1808 in Virginia and died in 1898 in North Carolina.