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Letter from Alfred M. Hilliard to William J. Hutchison - October 15, 1854]

Description: Letter written to William J. Hutchison in Bainbridge, Georgia from Alfred M. Hilliard in Tyler County, Texas. The letter gives an update on Hilliard's settlement in Texas and his impressions of the country, as well as the health of his friends and family.
Date: October 15, 1854
Creator: Hilliard, Alfred M.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from A.J. Hamilton]

Description: A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from A.J. Hamilton regarding a newspaper’s allegedly erroneous reporting of statements made by Pease. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Date: November 18, 1854
Creator: Hamilton, Andrew Jackson
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Correspondence to Governor E.M. Pease from Secretary of War Jefferson Davis]

Description: A letter to Governor E.M. Pease from Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, who refers to Brigadier Major General Persifor F. Smith’s letter of July 29, 1854, to Pease. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Date: August 29, 1854
Creator: Davis, Jefferson
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]

Description: Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: December 5, 1854
Creator: Maray, Diana
Partner: Austin College