Polk County, Oregon Territory
Peter Butler discusses the arrival of the money drafts, explains the numerous transactions to finalize the payment for the land claim in Oregon, instructs John Butler on land sales in Illinois, and describes the massacre of emigrants near Fort Boise on the Snake River. He describes Rachel Butler's homesickness, and the health of the family.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Butler, Peter, "Letter to John Butler and James Butler from Peter Butler" (1854). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 26.