[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 10, 1881]

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, about what was happening in Belton, Texas. He told her that she should have written sooner if she wanted a reply letter earlier. He regretted telling her that he had found out about her dancing at a local party and a committee had been organized to investigate the incident. He advised her to write the committee a letter lest they rescind her membership in the church.

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[3] p. ; 41 x 13 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.

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Osterhout, John Patterson January 10, 1881.

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, about what was happening in Belton, Texas. He told her that she should have written sooner if she wanted a reply letter earlier. He regretted telling her that he had found out about her dancing at a local party and a committee had been organized to investigate the incident. He advised her to write the committee a letter lest they rescind her membership in the church.

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[3] p. ; 41 x 13 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.

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Osterhout Papers

The Osterhout family papers consist of an extensive collection of official documents, postcards, and letters. John Patterson Osterhout published The Bellville Countryman and was influential in the area.

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  • January 10, 1881

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Osterhout, John Patterson. [Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 10, 1881], letter, January 10, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255464/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.