Peter Butler



Type (DCMI Terms)


Letter From:

Polk County, Oregon Territory


Peter Butler discusses the arrival of the money drafts, explains the numerous transactions to finalize the payment for the land claim in Oregon, instructs John Butler on land sales in Illinois, and describes the massacre of emigrants near Fort Boise on the Snake River. He describes Rachel Butler's homesickness, and the health of the family.

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Butler Family Letters, MSS 2


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