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[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.
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[Passport to Travel for James E. Flowers]

[Passport to Travel for James E. Flowers]

Date: October 6, 1836
Creator: Burnet, David G.
Description: Passport to travel for James E. Flowers issued by David G. Burnet under the power of the Republic of Texas. The passport entitled Mr. Flowers, a citizen of the republic, to pass freely.
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[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]

[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: January 16, 1865
Creator: unknown
Description: General pass for John Patterson Osterhout from the Provost Marshal General's Office. The pass allowed John to travel in Texas under oath that he would not leak any information about the Confederate States of America.
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[Proof of Military Service in the Battle of San Jacinto for Rufus Campbell]

[Proof of Military Service in the Battle of San Jacinto for Rufus Campbell]

Date: unknown
Creator: Kuykendall, Gibson
Description: Proof of military service in the battle of San Jacinto for Private Rufus Campbell in the spring of 1836. Private Campbell had to leave service after falling sick with the measles. Gibson Kuykendall served as captain of Texas volunteers during the battle and created the document to certify Private Campbell's service.
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[Railroad Ticket to John Patterson Osterhout]

[Railroad Ticket to John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Complimentary railroad ticket for John Patterson Osterhout, good until November 1, 1861. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout" with the words "Registration Certificate" above his name.
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Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890
Description: 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.
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[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.
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[Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: April 25, 1862
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Soldier's discharge papers for John Patterson Osterhout due to his term of service expiring. He was discharged honorably from the army of the Confederate States on April 25, 1862. The document includes a basic description of his appearance and who he served under.
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[Letter from the Pension Office to John Patterson Osterhout, July 2, 1858]

[Letter from the Pension Office to John Patterson Osterhout, July 2, 1858]

Date: July 2, 1858
Creator: United States. Pension Bureau.
Description: Letter from the Pension Office to John Patterson Osterhout discussing Lewis Summer's request for a war bounty scrip instead of land. The request was view favorably and sent to the Office of the Secretary of the Treasury. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout Esq."
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[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.
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