Letter: Putnam Catlin to Steuben Butler

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Putnam Catlin
May 3, 1815
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Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
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Litchfield, Connecticut
Letter from Putnam Catlin to his friend Steuben Butler explaining his family's financial situation and the difficulties he faces providing his children with education due to both tuition costs and to the loss of labor on his farm if he doesn't have them there to help. He notes that he may be able to sell land to pay for his son, George Catlin, to attend the Litchfield Law School for a year. He writes, "If he shall persist in the choice of law he will have to glean for himself an Education in some law office, perhaps, I may indulge him a year at Litchfield."

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