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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

Date: November 23, 1854
Creator: Ford, Hazel P.
Description: Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Hazel P. Ford's attorney to allow him to receive bounty and law warrants that were due to Ford for military services. At the bottom of the document, a clerk verified that the statement was signed.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Bellville Town Meeting Minutes, January 18, 1858]

[Bellville Town Meeting Minutes, January 18, 1858]

Date: January 18, 1858
Creator: Fular, A. W.
Description: Minutes of the Bellville, Texas Town Meeting on January 18, 1858, which was called in memory of the recently deceased Thomas Bell, "the father of Bellville," who arrived in Texas in 1822 and settled in Austin's Colony and served under Ben Milam during the Texas Revolution.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: March 3, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Business card for John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney and collector of claims for Austin and surrounding counties. On the back of the card is a note concerning that if money was collected from a claim, it would be paid to someone while John would retain half as commission.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: February 1, 1858
Creator: Runnels, Hardin Richard
Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public in Austin County, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Texas governor, Hardin Runners Runnels, and the Secretary of State, J. S. Anderson.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: August 28, 1854
Creator: Pease, Elisha M.
Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public in Texas for John Patterson Osterhout signed by the Texas governor, Elisha M. Pease, and the Secretary of State, Edward Clark. In the center of the certificate is a hole that renders parts of it unreadable.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of Payment]

[Certificate of Payment]

Date: 1855
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Certificate of payment stating that E. H. Cantes was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says the payment was received in full on March 15, 1855.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of Payment]

[Certificate of Payment]

Date: September 14, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Certificate of payment for J. Bird and the enlisted help of John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, in collecting the debt. On the back of the certificate it states that the debt was paid in full on March 15, 1855. Included is a business card for John Patterson Osterhout. The card states he is an attorney for Bellville, Texas and on the back of the card is an agreement for another collection to be done by John.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
Christian Union; A Sermon delivered before Union Baptist Association, October 2, 1857, by Horace Clark.

Christian Union; A Sermon delivered before Union Baptist Association, October 2, 1857, by Horace Clark.

Date: 1857
Creator: Clark, Horace
Description: Text of a sermon given by Horace Clark about Christian Union, discussing his understanding of the need for Christian denominations to create a unified Church, based on various scriptural references.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Ann Roberts to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 24, 1859]

[Letter from Ann Roberts to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 24, 1859]

Date: April 24, 1859
Creator: Roberts, Ann
Description: Letter from Ann Roberts to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing family news.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]

[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]

Date: December 5, 1854
Creator: Maray, Diana
Description: Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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