The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 163
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Memoirs of George Bernard Erath
before. On the whole I came nearer being elected than I sup-
posed was possible; I was pleased with one thing, that in retiring
from public life I could take with me this appreciation of the
people for whose interest I had worked my best, but to please
whom I had learned was a hard task.
I was content to retire, my health was worse than ever, and
by the next canvass an entirely new district was created by
grouping McLennan with Hill and Johnson, counties with which
I had little acquaintance. But my name was run again, sup-
ported unanimously by the delegates from McLennan, but not by
the others. I had not the requisite two-thirds majority, and a dark
horse was the result.
My eyes have now failed me altogether, my hearing is not good,
but my memory of events is but slightly impaired. As in earlier
times, so through my late years I am still called upon to give
information on land affairs. I am besieged with questions and
through letters I cannot see to read requesting me to study up
information, and to explain how land came to be located thus and
so in times of different laws and different usages, for the present
generation knows nothing of the difficulties that surrounded sur-
veying forty and fifty years ago.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924, periodical, 1924; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101086/m1/169/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.