1863 Letters

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

1863 Letters

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

1863 Letters

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