Butterfield, Justin. Letter, 1849 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
A photocopy of a letter from Justin Butterfield to Indiana Representative Caleb Smith. Butterfield served as commissioner of the General Land Office of the United States from 1849 to 1852. The letter is dated June 1, 1849, and it documents Butterfield's position as a Zachary Taylor supporter.
The Illinois Historical Survey acquired the photocopy prior to 1956. The original letter likely exists in the Caleb B Smith papers, 1841-1862 at the Library of Congress.