August 12, 1864
To: Sarah Keith
From: Luke Keith
Is sorry to hear that the family has had so much sickness. He is feeling better but came very near to having sunstroke. He has sold two counties to his cousin Jim for selling bed bottoms. He has heard that Jim might want two more counties. She may send one more letter to De Pere; he isn’t sure when he will be home.
Sarah your letter came in yesterday while I was writing to Ethen. Sorry to hear of so much sickness. I hope you wont have any more in our family. Does sis keep well. You must be careful not let them eat evry green thing they see. I begin to feel some better but cant stand the heat. I came very near getting the sun stroke. I think I never saw as hot weather in Michigan and so long. I am going to the bay to day. I have sold two countys to Jim or sold one and gave him one. I have got to make a commencement on territory some where so I was bound to make a trade with him. Some say he spoke about buying two more countys yesterday Calumet and Door. Dont tell any one what I am doing perhaps I may do something after a while. You may send one more letter to Depere if you should want to write next week I should like to hear from Mr Johnson and Sumner how they get a long. I hope Jimmy and sis wont get down again or any the rest of you. Has Mr Keith got some fine boots. I think you had best have the potatoes dug if it is so very dry they will not be any better. Have you got any thing of Mr Austin. Is Byron coming back befor fall. I dont know when I shall be home. I want to do something make a beginning before I go if we all keep well. You may ask father if he wants any money now if he does I must send him some soon as I can get some. I must send you some soon. Write next week if you can. Respects to all. Yours &c
C. L. Keith
I think I will write to Henry next week if nothing happens more than I know of now.
 While no year is included in the date, the content of the letter is consistent with other letters written during August 1864
 Their son Ethan
 Their daughter Louese
 His cousin, James S. King
 De Pere, Wisconsin, where he was staying with his Uncle James Hunt King while trying to sell bed bottoms
 Their son James Clinton Keith
 His son-in-law, Byron Clark
 His son, Henry Lindsey Keith