Date

1-15-1860

Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

Letter From:

Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory

Description

Isaac and Margaret Smith describe the welfare of their family, their children going to school in Monmouth, and Isaac Butler's move to Monmouth to go into business with Boon, who is reported as a gambler. They also send news of the first murder in the neighborhood and the general economy. A post script has tracings of the size and variety of apples grown in the area.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.

Collection

Butler Family Letters, MSS 2

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