1863 Letters

September 27, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

September 27, 1863 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford, Beverly, NJ War news. Has seen a good deal of New York and has found Uncle Nathaniel Crawford and a whole nest of cousins. Uncle Nathaniel’s health is not very good as he suffers from rheumatism. He has an appointment with the police department at a… Continue reading September 27, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

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August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

August 24, 1863 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Lucy Lee, Pavilion, NY Is writing to let them know that they arrived safely at Aunt Patty’s in Pavilion, New York; however, they were detained in Buffalo for about five hours as their train derailed while it was on the drawbridge over the river.… Continue reading August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

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August 11, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

August 11, 1863 To: Sarah Keith From: Nancy Betts, Beamsville, Ontario, Canada Was at Mary Hanys Campfield Station 18 miles from “your Unculs.” Was glad to hear Hiram survived the battle in Pennsylvania. Wants Sarah to write to David and Hiram. Is staying at Prowley Kilhorns. Says she is anxious to get home but can’t… Continue reading August 11, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

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July 28, 1863 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson

July 28, 1863 To: Luke Keith, Galesburgh, MI From: George Tomlinson, Pavilion, NY George mostly writes about his harvest, but also mentions the land transaction deal with Mr. Babcock, which has been the subject of many of his previous letters. His wife, Marion, finishes the letter with updates on various people. Pavilion July 28 1863… Continue reading July 28, 1863 letter to Luke Keith from George Tomlinson

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July 4, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford

July 4, 1863  To: Sarah Keith  From: David (D.C.) Crawford, Sterling City, CO Mother went to Canada. He is proud of Hiram for serving his country. He says if he were needed he would go, but not until then. Wants to know how many children Sarah has. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort… Continue reading July 4, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford

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May 27, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Edwin Crawford

May 27, 1863 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Edwin Crawford, Burlington, IA Edwin is telling his sister, Sarah, that he has written their Mother and sent a five dollar note, which he hopes will arrive before she departs for Canada. He is now living in East Burlington, Illinois, where he has accepted a position… Continue reading May 27, 1863 letter to Sarah Keith from Edwin Crawford

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March 8, 1863 letter to Matilda Brown & Julia Allen from Sarah Lunn

March 8, 1863             To: Matilda Brown & Julia Allen, Galesburg, MI                 From: Sarah Lunn, Janesville, WI Reminisces about their childhood and especially the fall of 1814 and the war. Janesville March 8, 1863[1] Dear Sisters[2] We have not heard a word from you since John[3] was here until a week ago last night we… Continue reading March 8, 1863 letter to Matilda Brown & Julia Allen from Sarah Lunn