Date

3-2-1857

Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

Letter From:

Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory

Description

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.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.

Collection

Butler Family Letters, MSS 2

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