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[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

Description: Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Alice detailed the last moments of her son's life after he came down with a fever. She wrote about what he went through and mentioned she tried to give him Melane pills to help. Alice thanked Junia for her kind words and wanted them to visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1876
Creator: Pilley, Alice
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 24, 1875]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to his father at the request of his mother. He updated his father on the status of their land, animals, and the family's health. The letter ended with the news that a man named Ed had been stabbed, but was alive.
Date: November 24, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. In the letter, he gave her news of his health, those he was traveling with, and where he was headed to next. He told her he was anxious to return home and be with his family.
Date: November 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his travels through Texas. John served as a district judge and was traveling with several lawyers. He told Junia he had arrived at his most recent destination safely and hoped that she and the children were well.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 7, 1875]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter started out with Junia writing. She wrote very briefly about how she missed her husband. When she had to tend to the baby, her and John Patterson's son, John Jeremiah, finished writing the letter. He told his father how the hogs, cows, and sheep were doing and that they had purchased more corn and cotton-seed for the animals. On the back of the letter, Paul Osterhout, the eldest son, finished writing the letter. He mentioned a man who had been arrested for murder and that the accused was out on bail. In the post script, Paul asked if he could have a party for his 16th birthday.
Date: November 7, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts; Osterhout, John Jeremiah & Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 17, 1873]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He informed his father that a friend of the family was sick and his mother was aiding in the friend's recovery. Paul let his father know he had been taking care of their land and that his mother was planning to purchase frost-oak [sic] wood.
Date: October 17, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 16, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. He informed her of money he had sent her way and where he planned to put the rest of his money. John ended the letter by letting her know he had arrived at his destination safely.
Date: October 16, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[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
Item Type: Letter

[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
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1874]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her husband a short letter to let him know how things were going at home while he traveled abroad. She told him that their children were well, although their baby had had a fever recently, and updated him about a family friend.
Date: November 4, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to his Grandmother, October 24, 1874]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his grandmother. He wrote to thank his grandmother for a watch she sent him and informer her of the school he and his siblings were currently receiving. He mentioned a murder that happened nearby, although he did not know all the details.
Date: October 23, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from S. Harford to John Patterson Osterhout, August 22, 1874]

Description: Letter from S. Harford to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to thank John for his advice on business and requested information about moving to Texas. Harford was interested in a location that was free from Indian raids and would allow him to start up a land agency.
Date: August 22, 1874
Creator: Harford, S.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1874]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He lamented that a mobbing had occurred in Belton, Texas, where his family resided. He wrote about a murder case he handled as a judge and, at the end of his letter, prayed his family was well and in God's grace. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: May 29, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1874]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to tell his wife when mail arrived at Stephenville, Texas, and the route he would be taking when he began to head home. He mentioned that he had people he needed to visit and hoped their children were behaving well.
Date: May 25, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]

Description: Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter includes a list of items found at a depot. At the end, Mr. Farman briefly mentioned that the Democrats are won recent elections in his state and that he was well. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
Date: December 7, 1873
Creator: Farman, John
Item Type: Letter

[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