[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, October 19, 1859]

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding land in Texas. He sold a couple hundred acres out of the 400 acres he bought a few years earlier. He wrote about other land he had bought and the cheap pricing of land in Texas. An uncle of theirs was thinking about moving to Texas and John agreed that he should and could get a lot of land for his money. He gave some advice for his uncle if he chose to move to Texas and recommended he should have a few thousand dollars before coming. At the end of the letter, John wrote about several pieces of furniture and cattle he purchased.

Creator(s): Osterhout, John Patterson
Location(s): United States - Texas - Austin County - Bellville
Creation Date: October 19, 1859
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
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  • Creation: October 19, 1859
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Place
United States - Texas - Austin County - Bellville
Era
Slavery and Antebellum Texas Culture, 1821-1865
Date
October 1859
Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding land in Texas. He sold a couple hundred acres out of the 400 acres he bought a few years earlier. He wrote about other land he had bought and the cheap pricing of land in Texas. An uncle of theirs was thinking about moving to Texas and John agreed that he should and could get a lot of land for his money. He gave some advice for his uncle if he chose to move to Texas and recommended he should have a few thousand dollars before coming. At the end of the letter, John wrote about several pieces of furniture and cattle he purchased.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 31 x 19 cm.

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Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_001-017-02
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255315
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text