September 16, 1890
To: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI
From: W. N. Whitely, Springfield, OH
Has heard of Ethan’s patent elevator but is so busy now it would be impossible for him to look at it.
W. N. Whitely,
E. B. Keith
Your esteemed favor of the 5th concerning your patent elevator has been received in my absence, hence the delay in getting an answer.
I hav heard of your invention and no doubt it is a good thing and trust you will hav success with it but at the present I am so busily engaged at home that it would be impossible for me to see it but when I hav more time will take the matter up and look into it.
W. N. Whitely