April 24, 1861
To: Luke Keith
From: George Tomlinson, Pavilion, NY
Is writing in follow up to his previous letter in regards to his money matters. Business is slow – war absorbs all talk.
Pavilion April 24, 1861
C. L. Keith –
I have heard nothing from you since I left your place. I wrote you a few weeks ago in regards to my money matters.
Have you recd any thing from Babcock? Two payments were due Apr 7. I had calculated to pay your father from the May & June payments.
If you have paid your father my note all right. If you have any funds on hand send them in a draft on N.Y. _____ the next day.
Write me how things are going. We are all well. Our business is dull. Our place is a continuous Sunday so for business. War absorbs all talk. People forget to buy new cloths. We are selling mostly groceries.
Aunt Patty says Tell Luke to write & let us know how you all get along.
 Charles Luke Keith Sr.
 His mother-in-law, and Luke’s sister, Martha “Patty” (Keith) Sprague