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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, March 8, 1852

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout, regarding his time in Bellville, Texas since his recent move there. He was undecided about whether or not he would remain in the county or travel around Texas. He wrote about how sparse buildings were where he lived and that the way wealth was measured there was not by amount of land, but by the amount of slaves owned. Many in the area had begun growing their own gardens and he had learned from them that he needed to be careful of poisonous spiders and centipedes. John told his mother that the mail was arriving with irregularity and they were lucky if they got it once a week.
Date: March 8, 1852
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter of Standing for Lucinda Mahan from Bethlehem Baptist Church, December, 1852]

Description: Letter of standing for Lucinda Mahan from Bethlehem Baptist Church. The letter included some of the beliefs of the church and stated that Lucinda held full membership with the church and that she would be dismissed if she joined a church of the same faith.
Date: December 1852
Creator: Bethlehem Baptist Church
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter of Standing for Charlotte Reed from Bethlehem Baptist Church, December, 1852]

Description: Letter of standing for Charlotte Reed from Bethlehem Baptist Church. The letter included some of the beliefs of the church and stated that Charlotte held full membership with the church and that she would be dismissed if she joined a church of the same faith.
Date: December 1852
Creator: Bethlehem Baptist Church
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center