July 6, 1865 To: Sarah Keith From: Luke Keith, De Pere, WI Tells Sarah that Mr. Blackburn may borrow some tools and Ethan can get them for him. He has been gone from home four weeks now and it feels like four months. His clothes are wearing out. Says that Jim is the slowest person… Continue reading July 6, 1865 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
June 3, 1865 To: Sarah Keith From: David (D.C.) Crawford, Golden City, CO Enclosed a letter for Hiram, since his whereabouts are unknown to D.C. He does not hear from Sarah as often as he would wish. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.
January 30, 1865 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr. From: Edwin Crawford, Burlington, IA Checking to see if Luke had put the spring beds in and if so to let him know and he will send the money but will do it on the sly. His health is good with the exception of his foot, which… Continue reading January 30, 1865 letter to Luke Keith from Edwin Crawford
The following 1865 entries were written in the back of Luke’s 1864 diary: Jan 1 – Went over to Fathers all well. Sarah went to church in evening. Cecil Flowers buried to day. Jan 2 – Worked in shop on bob. Sent letter to John Bissel 3¢. Jan 3 – Bot crackers 15¢. Crackers 15.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-4, 1865
Nov 9 – Rainy some thunder rained hard most all day. Worked in shop sawed out stuff for cutter box. David Henyon and Dick Whiting called here. Nov 10 – Worked in shop some on cutter. Bot soap 8¢. Nov 11 – Worked on cutter got out knees and beams mortised runners. Bot oil 50¢.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 9 – December 31, 1864
November 8, 1864 To: Mark Lee From: Harriet Lee, Bountiful, UT An update on various family members. City Bountifull Nov the 8 Mark I sit me down to answer that letter that we have been looking for so… Continue reading November 8, 1864 letter to Mark Lee from Harriet Lee
Sep 24 – Went over to Rices stayed all night. Very windy. Rice commenced plowing. Sep 25 – Rices folks went over to Roberts stayed until most night. Went out to the old place where the Elder used to live. Sep 26 – At Roberts. Took Bottom out of Russels bed. Went up to Eureka… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 24 – November 8, 1864