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Bible Assucrance; or a reply to Dr. B. H. Carroll's Tract on Assurance: being a candid examination and thorough refutation of his historical and scriptural arguments against Bible assurance.

Description: Pamphlet by Pastor E. R. Carswell refuting a similar tract written by B. H. (Benajah Harvey) Carroll about "Assurance," a religious concept about the salvation of believers. Carswell breaks down Carroll's arguments by analyzing the historic documents which Carroll references and then comparing scriptural text to Carroll's interpretation with his own commentary.
Date: 1895
Creator: Carswell, E. R.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Bouldin Family Scrapbook]

Description: The first half of the scrapbook is composed of newspaper articles that have been pasted onto the pages and some that were inserted in between the book's pages. The articles are from Confederate states and contain news, poems, and stories centered around the Civil War and the time after. The second half of the book served as a ledger for the family to keep track of their expenses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Book
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Business card for John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney and collector of claims for Austin and surrounding counties. On the back of the card is a note concerning that if money was collected from a claim, it would be paid to someone while John would retain half as commission.
Date: March 3, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Card for Miss Carrie McIlhenny]

Description: A card with the name Miss Carrie McIlhenny on the front. There are no other identifying features on the card.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
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

[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

[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 Payment]

Description: Certificate of payment stating that E. H. Cantes was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says the payment was received in full on March 15, 1855.
Date: 1855
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Payment]

Description: Certificate of payment for J. Bird and the enlisted help of John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, in collecting the debt. On the back of the certificate it states that the debt was paid in full on March 15, 1855. Included is a business card for John Patterson Osterhout. The card states he is an attorney for Bellville, Texas and on the back of the card is an agreement for another collection to be done by John.
Date: September 14, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Payment]

Description: Certificate of payment stating that E. Collard was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says a payment was received January 26, 1855.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
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

[Certificate of Voter Registration for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of voter registration for John Patterson Osterhout in Austin county. Chief Justice of Austin county, C. B. Oney, testified that John fulfilled the oath of amnesty and John Campbell, county clerk, attested to the registration.
Date: October 31, 1865
Creator: Oney, C. B.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Class of 1895 List]

Description: List of the names and addresses of the members of the Class of 1895 of an unknown school. The twenty-five names are split into two groups, Literary and Fine Arts. On of the students is Junia Osterhout. It is not clear when this list was created, as many of the ladies seem to be married, and one of them is deceased.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[David Mitchell and Descendants]

Description: Copy of "David Mitchell and Descendants" originally written by Thomas Mitchell, Jr. The manuscript starts with David Mitchell, possibly a Revolutionary soldier, and details what is known about his life and those of his descendants. The record ends with the marriage of his widow, Sarah Patterson Mitchell Frear, to Abraham Frear. It states that she was the mother and grandmother of many Frears and Mitchells in the family. After the record, there is a note about the original manuscript's author; it was then copied by Ora Osterhout.
Date: August 10, 1936
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Paper
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