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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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History and Business Guide of Sherman and Grayson County, Texas

History and Business Guide of Sherman and Grayson County, Texas

Date: 1940
Creator: Anderson, Ed. H.
Description: This text gives an overview of the histories of Grayson County, Texas and of the county seat, Sherman touching on government, business, religion, organizations, and other aspects of life. The book also contains advertisements from local businesses.
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History and Business Guide of Sherman, Denison, and Grayson County, Texas

History and Business Guide of Sherman, Denison, and Grayson County, Texas

Date: 1948
Creator: Anderson, Ed. H.
Description: This text gives an overview of the histories of Grayson County, Texas and the cities Sherman and Denison, touching on government, business, religion, organizations, and other aspects of life. The book also contains advertisements from local businesses.
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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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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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[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

Date: February 13, 1895
Creator: Dickson, A. B.
Description: Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

Date: May 7, 1896
Creator: Rilley, A.
Description: Letter from A. Rilley to her friend, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing local news and pensions. Rilley wanted Junia's husband to investigate whether she qualified for a pension since he was running for a position in Congress and might know more. She wrote of others who had received pensions in Texas, including veterans and family members, and about two women she had renting her home.
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[Letter from African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]

[Letter from African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]

Date: June 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from African American people of Bell County to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout's application to be postmaster of Belton, Texas. The letter includes a list of African Americans who live in Bell County that vouch for John's trustworthiness.
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[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."
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[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

Date: October 19, 1884
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Alice to her cousins about family news and her schooling. She wrote about the teacher she and her sister have and the state of the school building. She told her cousins that they had to write a return letter or she would not write them again.
Contributing Partner: Austin College