November 13, 1872
To: Sarah Keith
From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL
Glad to hear that Sarah’s family was comparatively well, that Mr. Brown’s health had improved and that he and Nancy had married. Received a visit from Eugene, who was on his way to visit Mary Crawford, his stepmother, and was hoping for work in Detroit. Announces the birth of a daughter, Jessie Blanche. Describes his son Harry as being “as fat as a pig.” Goes on to describe an “Epizootic” epidemic that has killed 270 horses and has affected the operation of the city’s horse cars and omnibuses. His company has been operating with steam engines after approval from the city council. The company is losing $550 per day.
This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.