Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Monmouth, Polk County, Oregon Territory
Ira F.M. Butler sends his condolences for death of John Butler's wife. He also discusses the birth of another girl, the Frazier River gold mine driving prices up in Oregon, the town of Monmouth growing, and probate issues with Elijah's estate. An August 23, 1858 addendum from Rachael Butler describes family health and wellness. A further addendum from Paradine Butler describes quilting, school and youth activities.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Butler, Ira F.M.; Butler, Paradine; and Butler, Rachel, "Letter to John Butler, Matilda Smith and Lavina Butler from Ira F.M. Butler, Paradine Butler and Rachel Butler" (1858). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 56.