May 7, 1872
To: Frank Tomlinson
From: Henry Keith, Buffalo, NY
Would like Frank to send the Bryant & Stratten textbook to Frank Kelsey by express as soon as possible.
Buffalo May 7th 72
I have sold my Bryant & Stratten text book which is at your house to Frank Kelsey of Le Roy. Will you please take it or send it to him the first opportunity. I am with Mr Sibley yet his boy was taken sick and had to go home. I am staying in his place at present. I do not know when I shall be able to get over to your place but will as soon as convenient.
Mr Smeads folks were at Le Roy at the Convention. They report a grand time. They did not see any of your folks there. Please send the book to Kelsey as soon as you can and oblige.
H L Keith
I have just rec’d a letter from Frank Kelsey. He sais tell your cousin to send by Express he will pay charges. Please examine the book inside and take out all things that may be in it if any. Send it as early as possible.
*Thanks to Leigh Terrass, great-granddaughter of John Frank Tomlinson, for sharing this letter with me and allowing me to post it. In order to keep the letters chronological in the https://lettersfromthe1860s.wordpress.com/ blog post, it was given a posting date of 03-11-2018 even though it wasn’t until September of 2021 that I received the letters from Leigh