Type (DCMI Terms)


Letter To:

Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois


A letter from Isaac and Sarah A. Butler and their daughter Mary noting a payment received for the land sale in Illinois, a blight in fruit and oak trees, anxiety for statehood decisions, and state politics forming three parties including National Democrats and Black Republicans. They also relay family news, including word that Ira F.M. Butler is now a judge, Isaac Smith a County Representative, Tom Hutchinson Clerk of the Court, Isaac Butler the County Assessor and other news of the children.

Transcription Note

Transcriptions of the letter are found in the PDF file.


Butler Family Letters, MSS 2


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