Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Bloomington, Polk County, Oregon Territory
Thomas and Elizabeth Hutchinson ("Lissie") express their sympathy for death of Berryman Murphy, and send news of the birth of a son, Tom Otis. They describe renewed Indian attacks in Oregon and explain how Isaac Butler has joined the volunteer militia. Meanwhile, Thomas has been elected Polk County Surveyor, and a new school has opened near the Thomas H. Lucas land. An addendum from Elizabeth gives news about her new baby.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Hutchinson, Thomas and Hutchinson, Elizabeth ("Lissie"), "Letter to John Butler, Eliza (Smith) Butler, Lavina Butler and Erastus Butler from Thomas Hutchinson and Elizabeth Hutchinson ("Lissie")" (1855). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 40.