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 Decade: 1870-1879
[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]
Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255641/
[Envelope to Junia Osterhout, October 20, 1879]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. Junia Osterhout" in Falls, Pennsylvania. The stamp on the front is addressed Factoryville, PA on October 20, 1879. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255449/
[Envelope to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1879]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout," Junia Roberts Osterhout, in Factoryville, Pennsylvania. The envelope is postmarked for October 30, 1879 from Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255444/
Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.
Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255635/
Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.
Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255634/
[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]
Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Alice detailed the last moments of her son's life after he came down with a fever. She wrote about what he went through and mentioned she tried to give him Melane pills to help. Alice thanked Junia for her kind words and wanted them to visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255408/
[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]
Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255415/
[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 20, 1870]
Letter from E. Kirlin to his sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to let her know that a package had been sent out for her. He mentioned their mother being ill recently and a trip he was planning to take soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255334/
[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]
Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255418/
[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]
Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. [Geo] wrote John to let him know how John's wife and daughter, Ora, were doing away from home. He mentioned an older family member that was about to start up a business nearby. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255438/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255432/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255455/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing recent news in Belton, Texas. She told him that their mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, had not yet returned home and updated him on recent baptisms and conversions at the local church. She mentioned temperance meetings she had been attending and a trip she had made recently to collect pecans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255452/
[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]
Letter from Harry Frear to his cousins, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. The brief letter explained that Harry mistakenly opened a letter that was meant for someone else. He told the girls that he missed them and hoped they could visit soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255434/
[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]
Letter from J. R. Roberts to sister. J. R. thanked his sister for gifts that were sent and went on to update her on what was happening in their families' lives. The letter ended with a mention that people were searching for land claims in the area and the author wanted their mother to not worry about them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255424/
[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]
Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter includes a list of items found at a depot. At the end, Mr. Farman briefly mentioned that the Democrats are won recent elections in his state and that he was well. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255374/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother. He wrote to her to inform her about his family's affairs. He told her about his work and his affiliation with the radical Republican Party. In the letter, he stated that he believed they were the South's hope for prosperity. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255332/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with news from Belton, Texas. He claimed to be lonesome because his wife and two youngest daughters were visiting family in Pennsylvania and their eldest son Paul had moved out. He told her about how the remaining children at home were doing and shared other pieces of news from Belton. The letter ended with him prompting her to write more and to send notice before she starts for home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255450/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 5, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter from a car going from Waco to Bremond, Texas. In his letter, he related to his wife the expenses he has incurred on his trip so far and let her know that their daughter, Ora, was doing well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255380/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 7, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her a short letter while on a train on the way to St. Louis. He compared the country and farms they passed to the ones back in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255381/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 9, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to update her on how his travels and work as a judge have been going. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255356/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 9, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a short letter to let her know he arrived at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and would be leaving for La Grange, Pennsylvania, soon. He said he would write more later. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255382/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 16, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her a short letter to let her know he had arrived at his destination safely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255363/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255426/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255427/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 6, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to let her know how his recent traveling had gone. He mentioned a group of Indians that had been sighted on the road. He asked his wife for more news from home regarding her and their children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255349/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 11, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He was a district judge that was traveling to perform court. He wrote of temperance meetings that were being held in what he considered lawless parts of the country. Pledges were being signed to abstain from alcohol and he told his wife that future temperance meetings were being planned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255360/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 18, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to let her know about how his work as a judge was progressing. He included information about his accommodations and speculated about the idea of raising foal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255357/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 23, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He informed his wife that he might be able to return home soon, depending on the weather. He sent along other bits of local news and how the ones he was traveling with were faring. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255375/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 17, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife from his travels and informed her that he had finished court, but would be unable to return home until he raised the means to get back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255425/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 8, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform his wife of his work in the courts and informed her that he might be returning home soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255339/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 10, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote a short letter to his wife to inform her that he hoped to be finished with his work as a judge soon and wished her and their children well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255343/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 11, 1875]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He commented that he had not received letters from home recently and wished to receive news from his wife. John purchased a pony for their son, Jeremiah, and planned to have it sent back while he continued to travel for business. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255394/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 12, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to inform her that he was almost done with his work in the courts and that he planned to return home soon. An envelope addressed to Mrs. J. P. Osterhout is included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255345/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1875]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter to inform her of how he was faring in his travels as a judge. He let her know where he would be headed next so she could send him more letters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255397/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 8, 1870]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He was writing from the State capitol about his time working there. He wrote of his opinion of the Republican Party and wished his wife and family well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255338/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1874]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to tell his wife when mail arrived at Stephenville, Texas, and the route he would be taking when he began to head home. He mentioned that he had people he needed to visit and hoped their children were behaving well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255385/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1874]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He lamented that a mobbing had occurred in Belton, Texas, where his family resided. He wrote about a murder case he handled as a judge and, at the end of his letter, prayed his family was well and in God's grace. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255386/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1875]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife while traveling around to work as a judge. He wanted to know more about the state of their garden and crops because their son, Paul, had not written much about them in his last letter. John let her know where she should direct her future letters and requested that she send them early enough so that he would receive them upon his arrival. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255398/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1870]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. In his letter, he went into detail about his travels, what he did during his time in town, and his work as a judge. He told her that in some of his cases there were papers missing or partially destroyed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255351/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1875]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his travels through Texas. John served as a district judge and was traveling with several lawyers. He told Junia he had arrived at his most recent destination safely and hoped that she and the children were well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255451/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 12, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote at length regarding an assault case he worked as a judge for, including the verdict for the accused. He ended his letter wishing his wife well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255352/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 12, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her to let her know how he had been on his travels and where he was headed next. Included is an envelope addressed to Mrs. J. P. Osterhout. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255362/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1875]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. In the letter, he gave her news of his health, those he was traveling with, and where he was headed to next. He told her he was anxious to return home and be with his family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255402/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to inform her where she should direct her letters to him. He asked if their son, Paul, had started school yet and said that his work as judge was going well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255347/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 17, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter to tell her where future letters should be directed and that his work as a judge was going well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255372/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 30, 1870]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to her from a boarding house and related to her how his travels have been recently and what his plans are. He briefly mentioned the danger of attacks from Indians on the next part of his trip to Stephenville. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255329/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform her that he would be returning home later than he expected. He mentioned that he received a "draft" from Austin and that she should cash it in order to purchase bushels of corn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255373/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He told her that their son, Paul, might be making progress in the telegraph business and that a local priest was conducting a protracted meeting. The county fair was about to begin, although John did not think they would take much part in it. He ended the letter by stating that he was not sure when Junia planned on returning. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255439/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 16, 1875]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. He informed her of money he had sent her way and where he planned to put the rest of his money. John ended the letter by letting her know he had arrived at his destination safely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255405/
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