Type (DCMI Terms)
Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
Council Bluff, Pottawattamie County, Iowa
Elijah Butler describes the conditions on the Oregon Trail through Iowa, Mormon houses and settlements, cost of supplies in Kanesville, and the creation of a militia to defend from Indians to his brother John Butler.
Butler Family Letters, MSS 2
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Butler, Elijah, "Letter to John Butler from Elijah Butler" (1850). Butler Family Letters (Transcripts). 43.
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