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 County: Austin County, TX
[Certificate of Payment]

[Certificate of Payment]

Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Certificate of payment stating that E. Collard 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 a payment was received January 26, 1855.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 17, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 17, 1879]

Date: July 17, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

Date: August 18, 1876
Creator: Pilley, Alice
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

Date: July 16, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of Voter Registration for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of Voter Registration for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: October 31, 1865
Creator: Oney, C. B.
Description: Certificate of voter registration for John Patterson Osterhout in Austin county. Chief Justice of Austin county, C. B. Oney, testified that John fulfilled the oath of amnesty and John Campbell, county clerk, attested to the registration.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men felt unwell, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Transcript of letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of the Election to Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of the Election to Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: September 6, 1860
Creator: Houston, Sam
Description: Certificate of the election to the Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout signed by Texas governor Sam Houston and the Secretary of State.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

Date: July 29, 1860
Creator: Osterhout, David
Description: Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, October 19, 1859]

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

Date: October 19, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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