Authors

Isaac Smith

Date

10-22-1854

Letter From:

Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory

Description

Isaac Smith describes the general family health, gives a description of Portland, and notes the arrival of William Murphy via the Oregon Trail with livestock. He complains about the scarcity of paper money and describes his boys leaving for the mines, serving on jury duty, killing a panther, and the general weather and crop conditions in the Oregon Territory.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.

Collection

Butler Family Letters, MSS 2

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