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Maria Butler speaks of the death of General Butler to Washington

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CollectionPierpont Morgan Library: Henry Knox Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 22, 1791
Author Name Maria Butler (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name George Washington (primary)
Summary Letter, discusses death of Butler; discusses pioneeers and frontier life; discusses militia and protection of the frontier.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Mrs Butler; Maria Butler; Mary Butler; General Butler; Richard Butler; relick; widow; children; regular troops; guards; Governor; militia; brother; husband; father; ;
Related Places Pittsburgh; wilderness; Westmoreland County; Washington County; Fayet County; Allegheny County; frontier; ;
Keywords anxiety; garrison; public property; strength; land; blood; ;
Key Phrases they cannot give the people confidence to sit still; examples of one or two families; ardent desire to be protected on the land that was so dear to my friend and to live in the country that his blood has been shed for; father to the people and to me; succession of melancholy events; great anxiety I feel; his body lies in the wilderness; address you with diffidence if I did not know from your great philanthropy that you can enter into the feelings of individuals;

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