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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife while traveling around to work as a judge. He wanted to know more about the state of their garden and crops because their son, Paul, had not written much about them in his last letter. John let her know where she should direct her future letters and requested that she send them early enough so that he would receive them upon his arrival.
Date: May 29, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 11, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He commented that he had not received letters from home recently and wished to receive news from his wife. John purchased a pony for their son, Jeremiah, and planned to have it sent back while he continued to travel for business.
Date: March 11, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890

[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

[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

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, October 30, 1838]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing recent events in his life. He attended a Baptist convention in Independence, Texas and planned to return there to attend an examination of students at Baylor University. He wrote about the woman he was courting and told his brother that he hoped he would not remain a bachelor. John intended to return home and considered the different routes he could take while also requesting that his brother give him access to transportation in the winter so he could visit a friend. Soule University planned to lay a cornerstone soon in a Masonic ceremony and John wanted to be attendance. The letter ended with John making fun of the LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers.
Date: October 30, 1838
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex.
Date: April 14, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora