Sep 28 – Ethan drawed of pumpkin vine. Sep 29 – Drawing manure. Sarah & Mrs Betts over to Planks. Lois up to Wes. Sep 30 – Catharine and Hellen here. Catharine went home. Rainy day. Oct 1 – At home all day. Oct 2 – Ethan work on wheat ground. Oct 3 – To… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 28 – November 29, 1868
September 27, 1868 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford, Chicago, IL Mentions Kate, also his mother’s visit with Henry and Mary. Hoped that Henry was making money out of his roofing – it would be refreshing to see a Crawford make money and keep it. David had written that he had made and lost three… Continue reading September 27, 1868 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
Aug 30 – Comfort came back. Wiseman came over. I cut his hair. Aug 31 – Carried two bushels corn to mill. Comfort started for home. Rainy day. No work to day sick. Sep 1 – Cloudy. At home sick no work. Sep 2 – Sick no work. Sep 3 – Sick no work. Commenced… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 30 – September 27, 1868
August 1868 To: Nancy Betts From: Prosper Crawford, Battle Creek, MI Prosper senses that his Mother’s visit to Henry and Virginia Crawford did not go particularly well. He is sending philosophical advice to her about returning good for evil and having compassion and pity on others’ faults instead of inflaming passions by returning evil for… Continue reading August 1868 letter to Nancy Betts from Prosper Crawford
August 29, 1868 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: David (D.C.) Crawford, Golden City, CO The return address on the envelope shows that D.C. was the County Clerk and Conveyancer for Golden City, Colorado. D.C. would be most happy to visit Sarah but to be candid does not know when, if ever. He… Continue reading August 29, 1868 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford
Aug 26 – Warm and dry. Dr Wightman came over to see Jim. Finished Browns churn frame. Went over to burg in Evening. Ethan bot Boots. Aug 27 – Mrs Betts came to day. Ethan helped Mr Plank thrash. I done noting. Very hot. Aug 28 – Hot and dry. Mr Comfort came here stayed… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 26-29, 1868
August 25, 1868 To: Ethan Keith From: Henry Keith, Le Roy, NY Is alone in the store and wishes Ethan were there as he would enjoy a good visit with him. Feels he is on the road to prosperity and has a good trade. Tells Ethan that he should find a good trade too and… Continue reading August 25, 1868 letter to Ethan Keith from Henry Keith