Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Polk County, Oregon Territory
Edward and his son William Ground send their condolences for deaths in Illinois, give general news of family health, describe their homesickness for Illinois and give a description of the winter weather. An addendum by William describes his father's 320 acres claim on the Luckiamute River and the prices for livestock and produce.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Ground, Edward and Ground, William, "Letter to John Butler and Eliza (Smith) Butler from Edward Ground" (1854). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 20.