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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to let her know how his family was doing. He told her he was sorry to hear that someone was sick and gave his recommendation to have the man inhale smoke to help him. He then went on to write about his beliefs that inhaling smoke was good for the lungs and that he learned this from inhaling smoke from a campfire.
Date: May 20, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson

[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

Description: Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received.
Date: September 3, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts

[Letter to Junia Roberts Osterhout from her Sister, December 2, 1876]

Description: Letter from her sister to Junia Roberts Osterhout regarding her life in West Virginia. Her husband received an engineer position from the government in public improvements and was sent to West Virginia. They were residing in a boarding house and she mentioned that there was a young man there who was also from Pennsylvania. She expressed regret that Junia and her husband had not visited last summer and hoped at least John could come see them. She concluded the letter with news concerning their mother. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: December 2, 1876

[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

[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