May 6, 1848
To: Luke Keith
From: Dwight Crittenden, Albion, MI
Father has sold his farm in Hanover and bought again in Concord.
Albion May 6th /48
Worthy Uncle & Aunt
I take this oportunity to write you a few lines to let you know that I have not forgtten you entirely. My health is quite good at present. Ellen is now here attending school. I think I shall stay here this summer with Scranton & Dean.
I was at home last Sunday. Our Folks wer all well. Father has sold his Farm in Hanover to Mr Hale for $2200 and bought again in Concord. He Recd a letter afew days since from Uncle English statng that his share of the Estate was sold to Mr C____ for $1103. He will start for Covington next Monday and will probably be back in about two weeks. Uncle Henries health is very poor, the rest of the friends are well. I have herd nothing from Saline since you was here last winter. I hope you will write me on the receipt of this and let me know how homesick you are. I hope you will Excuse this scrawl for I have nothing to write with but a miserable old steel pen.
 Charles Luke Keith Jr. and Jerusha Crittenden, Luke’s second wife; they were married July 25, 1847
 Ellen Crittenden, Dwight’s sister
 John Crittenden, Jerusha’s brother
 Charles English, husband of Clarissa (Crittenden) English, Jerusha’s sister
 Henry Crittenden, Jerusha’s brother
 Saline, Michigan, where various family members lived
 Dwight was the son of Jerusha’s brother John Crittenden