July 22, 1866
To: Luke Keith, Galesburg, MI
From: Levi King, Springfield, MA
He works as a locomotive engineer for the Western Railroad. Talks about getting patent information for Luke.
Springfield July 22/66
Mr C L Keith
I take my pen this after noon to ancer your letter that I got the twenth and was glad to hear from you. Yur letter remaned in the office some time for I dont go to the office very afficen(?) for my letter are fetch at my house if the number is on them. We are all well and keeping house. I like the work first trate. It is work in locomotive enginer for the Western RR. I have not hurd from Father for sum time but he did not say any thing a bout coming East. He wanted me to see what webin was worth. I told him and he sead he was a going to get a hundard yds. I dont now weather he has or not. It is wirth 48 and 50 Cents. You wanted to no why I did stop for mungar and wife cam through to Rome with us and she help take care of the baby. It wold make it rather hard for Jo.
Well a bout that patent. Senc I got yur letter I have not had any time. I have not hade I but two days. I was on the street last night. I cam a crost one of the men at the Ruper(?) Shop but he cold not give me any inflamation. He thought I had beter write to new york but he thought that man that I spoke to bout the webin cold tell me but when I can get of so to see him I dont no but I will try to see him this week and go to his house som eaven and as soon as I can find out I will drop a line so good afternoon. Jo sends her best Respects to you and all the Rest.
Yours as ever
L. L. King 
No 9 Boylston St
To C L Keith
 Charles Luke Keith Jr. went by the name of Luke, as did his father, Charles Luke Keith Sr.
 James S. King, Luke’s maternal first cousin
 His daughter, Minnie King
 Josephine (Standish) King
 Levi Lincoln King