Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory
Isaac and Margaret Smith deliver family news, the need for power of attorney to settle the family estate, a request to stop the Atlas newspaper, the politics of statehood and hopes of becoming a slave free state, and the cost of livestock and general farming news. An addendum from Margaret Smith discusses family health, quilting, and a general wish for news from Illinois.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Smith, Isaac and Smith, Margaret, "Letter to John Butler and Eliza (Smith) Butler from Isaac Smith and Margaret Smith" (1857). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 46.