Date

12-8-1856

Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

Letter From:

Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory

Description

Rufus Smith writes to his aunt Matilda Smith about his experience boarding at Squire Whitman's while going the Monmouth school, his teachers and the subjects taught. An addendum to his cousin describes his new baby brother, John Butler Smith. A further addendum from Isaac Smith describes their mother's visit when the baby was born, general economic news, politics of possible statehood and an end to the Indian war, and prices of commodities.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.

Collection

Butler Family Letters, MSS 2

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