Legislation authorizing this flag was introduced in the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 28, 1838, by Senator William H. Wharton and the flag was adopted on January 25, 1839, as the final national flag of the Republic of Texas. “Accompanying the original Act . . . is a drawing by Peter Krag of the national flag and seal . . . although in the original President Lamar’s approval and signature are at the top and upside down[. ]” When Texas became the 28th U. S. state on December 29, 1845, the national flag became the state flag. From 1879 until 1933 there was no official state flag, although the Lone Star Flag remained the de facto state flag; in adopting the Revised Civil Statutes of 1879, the Legislature repealed all statutes not expressly continued in force; since the statutes pertaining to the flag were not among those renewed, Texas was formally flagless until the passage of the 1933 flag law.