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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote to his wife while traveling and working as a judge. In this letter, he mentioned a case of horse theft he was involved in and told her about the weather and his health. The letter ended with him writing about a vote on a new constitution and how fortunate he and his wife were that so many of their children were still alive. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 31, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from May P. [Frear] to Sarah Osterhout, April 29, 1873]

Description: Letter from May P. [Frear] to her grandmother, Sarah Osterhout. She wrote her grandmother to let her know how she and her family were doing. The letter mentioned photographs that May had taken and she promised to send one to Sarah. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Sarah Osterhout. Sen."
Date: April 29, 1873
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sally Osterhout, January 13, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his niece, Sally Osterhout. He wrote her after receiving a letter a couple weeks prior. He was glad to hear his mother was well and told Sally what was happening with John and his family. He mentioned some of the cases he was working on, his children's schooling, and how his wife had recently come down with a pneumonia.
Date: January 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public in Texas for John Patterson Osterhout signed by the Texas governor, Elisha M. Pease, and the Secretary of State, Edward Clark. In the center of the certificate is a hole that renders parts of it unreadable.
Date: August 28, 1854
Creator: Pease, Elisha M.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding their mother's death. She detailed the last moments of her mother and the funeral. She ended her letter by wishing her sister could have been there to help lessen the mourning process.
Date: October 16, 1887
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. In his letter, he went into detail about his travels, what he did during his time in town, and his work as a judge. He told her that in some of his cases there were papers missing or partially destroyed.
Date: November 9, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 21, 1872]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote about work that was being done around their home, including gathering wood and field work. In the letter, she mentioned how she and the children were getting along while he was away and that she hoped he would return home soon.
Date: January 21, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public by Charles Allen Culberson, governor of Texas, for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Secretary of State and the governor of Texas. It allowed John to work in this office in Bell County.
Date: 1899~
Creator: Cuberson, Charles Allen
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Voter Certificate for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Voter certificate for John Patterson Osterhout in Bell county, certified by James Leach, county clerk. The seal of the district court for Bell county is on the certificate.
Date: November 8, 1873
Creator: Leach, James
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872.
Date: October 17, 1872
Creator: Kinney, R. D.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Marriage Certificate for John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout]

Description: Marriage certificate for John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout officiated by William Frear of the Baptist church. The wedding was held at the house of Henry Roberts in Pennsylvania and witnessed by P. M. Osterhout, James Frear, and Henry Roberts.
Date: February 23, 1859
Creator: Frear, William
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Voter Certificate for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Voter certification for John Patterson Osterhout issued by the Secretary of State in the state of Texas. It certified that starting on July 11, 1870, John was a qualified voter in Bell county.
Date: unknown
Creator: Newcomb, James P.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster of Belton, Texas presented to John Patterson Osterhout. The document was signed by the president, Benjamin Harrison, and the postmaster general, John Wanamaker. He was able to hold the position until the end of the next session of the Senate.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wanamaker, John
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of the Election to Adjutant for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of the election to adjutant of the 23rd Battalion of the Texas State Troops for John Patterson Osterhout. It was part of a rally for troops for the Civil War and the certificate was signed by the governor, Francis Richard Lubbock, and the Secretary of State.
Date: September 23, 1863
Creator: Lubbock, Francis Richard
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College