Authors

Elijah Butler

Date

5-5-1850

Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

Letter From:

Council Bluff, Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Description

Elijah Butler describes the conditions on the Oregon Trail through Iowa, Mormon houses and settlements, cost of supplies in Kanesville, and the creation of a militia to defend from Indians to his brother John Butler.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.

Collection

Butler Family Letters, MSS 2

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