This collection is made up of three letters that Weeden Butler of London, England, sent to U.S. Senator Pierce Butler in 1790 and 1791. Writing from Chelsea, Weeden provided news of Pierce's son Thomas, discussing the boy's maturation and, to a lesser extent, his studies. He also commented on the progress of the French Revolution, expressing his belief that reports of "massacre and murder" had been greatly exaggerated. His letters briefly mention other topics, such as finances and news of acquaintances.