Type (DCMI Terms)


Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois

Letter From:

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.

Transcription Note

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Butler Family Letters, MSS 2


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