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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, January 18, 1857]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding his time in Bellville, Texas. He was appreciative of his brother sending him news from home and told him about a real estate sale that had happened recently. People from the U.S., Germany, and Bohemia were in attendance and alcohol was passed around. Money has been short in Bellville because of the cotton and corn crops failing. John needed to borrow money and requested a loan from his brother or anyone else in the family. He requested that his brother write again soon with more news from home.
Date: January 18, 1857
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from P. M. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, March 18, 1857]

Description: Letter from P. M. Osterhout to his brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing news from home and slavery. After providing John with updates from those at home, he told his brother he was unsure whether or not he would want to receive something from the black Republican in Pennsylvania. He then went on to write about his opinion on slavery and he hoped his brother was not beginning to view it as a blessing.
Date: March 18, 1857
Creator: Osterhout, P. M.
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1898
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College