Peter Butler



Type (DCMI Terms)


Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

Letter From:

Polk County, Oregon Territory


In this letter, Peter Butler describes to his son John Butler the general health of family, the birth of a son to Thomas Hutchinson and Elizabeth Hutchinson ("Lissie"), friends loss in a different wagon party, and the conditions of his party on the Oregon Trail including the drowning of a mare and mule, the loss of a wagon, and the favorable conditions in the new country.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.


Butler Family Letters, MSS 2


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