Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Polk County, Oregon Territory
Peter and Rachel Butler describe the health of the family in the Oregon Territory, and the continuing war with the Indians. Isaac Butler has returned from the fighting, but Thomas Hutchinson has recently joined the militia and left for the war. Peter Butler inquires about the money that John Butler should has sent him. An addendum from Peter discusses an insurance matter and the prices of goods in the Oregon Territory.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Butler, Peter and Butler, Rachel, "Letter to John Butler, Eliza (Smith) Butler and Matilda Smith from Peter and Rachael Butler" (1856). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 70.