Type (DCMI Terms)
Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Bloomington, Polk County, Oregon Territory
Thomas and Elizabeth Hutchinson ("Lissie") express their sympathy for death of Berryman Murphy, and send news of the birth of a son, Tom Otis. They describe renewed Indian attacks in Oregon and explain how Isaac Butler has joined the volunteer militia. Meanwhile, Thomas has been elected Polk County Surveyor, and a new school has opened near the Thomas H. Lucas land. An addendum from Elizabeth gives news about her new baby.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Hutchinson, Thomas and Hutchinson, Elizabeth ("Lissie"), "Letter to John Butler, Eliza (Smith) Butler, Lavina Butler and Erastus Butler from Thomas Hutchinson and Elizabeth Hutchinson ("Lissie")" (1855). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 40.