Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory
Isaac Smith describes the healthiness of the Oregon climate, the growth of Monmouth with 25 buildings and a good school, and general farming news. A September 6, 1858 addendum from Berryman Smith describes his school studies and younger siblings. A further addendum from Margaret Smith sends condolences for the death of Eliza (Smith) Butler, news of family welfare, discussions of quilting and the availability of produce.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Smith, Isaac; Smith, Margaret; and Smith, Berryman, "Letter to John Butler and Matilda Smith from Isaac Smith, Margaret Smith and Berryman Smith" (1858). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 57.