Jun 4 – Mad moddle for By Clark. Paid Rich Blackburn 7.30¢ for pants cloth. Filed saw for Mr Seman 15¢. Jun 5 – Went over to Fathers with B. Clark Ethen Nancy Hannah & Charley went. Jun 6 – Went over to Fathers. Cleaned up wheat. Mr Seeley paid 3.00. Got hair cut 20¢.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of June 4-22, 1864
June 3, 1864 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Betts, Dowagiac, MI Sent the letter with Eugene. Wants them to make sure he gets on the 4 o’clock train. Wants to go to Henry’s on Monday. She has 20 pounds of rags and wants Sarah to help her weave a carpet. This letter was… Continue reading June 3, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts
May 20 – Patent right man bot my rubber spring & slat 25¢. Finished groveing slats. Tacked in some rubber. May 21 – Tacking in rubber. Filed saw for J. B. Holden 30¢ filed saw for J. Jackson 25¢. Mr Flanders & Henry called. Bot buttons 12. Let Sarah have 50¢. May 22 – Went… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of May 20 – June 3, 1864
May 19, 1864 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr., Galesburg, MI From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Spotsylvania, VA Hiram has received four letters, three from Galesburg and one from Cousin Carrie Crawford. General war news about Grant’s assault on the rebel positions in Virginia. Captured 600-1,000 Rebel prisoners. Today is the 15th day of fighting and so… Continue reading May 19, 1864 letter to Luke Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
Apr 22 – Went up to Luke Chace Joseph Flanders & Ambrose Browns put bed bottoms. D. M. Hall called here. E. P. Oatman paid 5.00 Ezra Mansfield died this morning. Apr 23 – E. P. Oatman paid 5.00 for bed bottom. Cut Peter Johnsons hair 10¢. Bot buts screws & lock 30. Extracted tooth… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of April 22 – May 19, 1864
April 21, 1864 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr. From: Hiram Crawford, Brandy Station, VA Arrived from recruiting station on February 18. Has written to Mother, Sarah, Jennie, Henry, Robert, David and Prosper and seems irritated that he hasn’t received any response from any of them. Sent $168; wants Luke to put $150 of it in… Continue reading April 21, 1864 letter to Luke Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
Apr 15 – By plastered up the Kitchen. I worked round house some. Went up to Cummings. Apr 16 – Carried one bottom over to C. P. Galligans. Carried 5 over to Fathers. Put in bottom for Catharine. Sent letter to Brad 3¢. Pros came up. Oatman paid 10¢. Gave 50¢ to Mrs Dewey that… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of April 15-21, 1864