Type (DCMI Terms)
Bridgeport, Polk County, Oregon Territory
Isaac Smith describes the general family health, gives a description of Portland, and notes the arrival of William Murphy via the Oregon Trail with livestock. He complains about the scarcity of paper money and describes his boys leaving for the mines, serving on jury duty, killing a panther, and the general weather and crop conditions in the Oregon Territory.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Smith, Isaac, "Letter to Brother and Sisters from Isaac Smith" (1854). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 28.