The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 9, July 1905 - April, 1906 Page: 156
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156 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
the Government, he did not hesitate to use his own means and
credit. For many of these expenditures he was never reimbursed
by the Republic, and after his death his son, Miles S. Bennet, sacri-
ficed the valuable lands given by the Republic to Major Bennet for
military services in order to pay some of the debts made by the
latter to obtain food for the Texas soldiers. It is a pathetic
Although he left but little of worldly goods to his children,
theirs was the heritage of a noble and honorable name which they
cherished and transmitted untarnished, to their children,
Where shining souls have passed imbibes a grace
Beyond mere earth; some sweetness of their fames
Leaves in the soil its unextinguished trace,
Pungent, pathetic, sad with nobler aims
That penetrate our lives, and, heightens them or shames."
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