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[Bellville Town Meeting Minutes, January 18, 1858]

Description: Minutes of the Bellville, Texas Town Meeting on January 18, 1858, which was called in memory of the recently deceased Thomas Bell, "the father of Bellville," who arrived in Texas in 1822 and settled in Austin's Colony and served under Ben Milam during the Texas Revolution.
Date: January 18, 1858
Creator: Fular, A. W.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, April 25, 1859]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, thanking him for the news in his letter. John and his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, expressed their desire to hear more from Orlando and wanted him to visit their parents to gather more news. He wrote briefly about what he and his wife were doing and in the post script, he asked for a canning recipe for his wife.
Date: April 25, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, April 29, 1859]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother discussing brief news about him and his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He sent gifts to some friends and that he hoped they arrived safely. He had begun constructing a kitchen and dining room for his home and asked that his brother try to locate some seeds that were misplaced somewhere.
Date: April 29, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, October 19, 1859]

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.
Date: October 19, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

Description: Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon.
Date: July 29, 1860
Creator: Osterhout, David
Partner: Austin College

[The Confederate States Receipt for Time of Service for James L. Cunningham, July, 1862]

Description: The Confederate States of America receipt for time of service for James L. Cunningham. Cunningham served as a lieutenant from May 13 to July 18, 1862. The receipt included the payment he received for his service, his regiment, and a signed statement from Cunningham that verified the information was correct.
Date: 1862-07~
Creator: Confederate States of America
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Private H. C. Denny to Captain H. M. Bouldin, October 13, 1862]

Description: Letter from Private H. C. Denny to Captain H. M. Bouldin. Denny wrote Bouldin about the movement of his group past the Arkansas line. He passed along a message from another soldier to be given to his wife and other small pieces of news, such as the price of corn back home.
Date: October 13, 1862
Creator: Denny, H. C.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center