1869 Letters

September 10, 1869 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

September 10, 1869  

To: Sarah Keith

From: Nancy Betts, Omro, WI

Nancy has moved again. She rents three rooms from Mrs. Henderson and pays ten shillings per week. Prosper left for Michigan last Wednesday hoping to make boxes for peaches with William Willcox and family. She doesn’t know whether he will get to Sarah’s place or not. Robert and family are well with the exception of the baby who has a hard cold. Eugene left six weeks ago for Brandon and has not been heard from since. Nancy feels quite uneasy about him. She told him to write when he found work but he has not. Nancy has not received a letter from Henry in a long while and doesn’t know why. Prosper received a letter from David the other day. He was well. The last letter Nancy had from Kitt had a likeness of the baby. He is very fleshy and quite good looking. Nancy took two letters out of the post office for Eugene and thinks one of them was from Ethan.

This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.

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