December 7, 1899
To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI
From: D.C. Crawford, Cripple Creek, CO
Speaks of their Golden Wedding Anniversary. The great Cripple Creek fire put him in a financial bind. Before the fire his income was $30 a day clear. All outstanding accounts were valueless and there was no business for over two years. His family lives in Golden. They lived in Cripple Creek for three years but the cost was too high. Ida is teaching school at Fort Collins. Amanda and his son, who he thinks will be nine on February 14, are at home. A handwritten note on the envelope reads “Uncle D. C. Crawford’s last letter to Ma.”
This was previously posted to the Crawford/Comfort site and can be viewed here.