July 20, 1856
To: Luke Keith, Galesburg, MI
From: David (D. C.) Crawford, Omro, WI
David is writing his brother-in-law, Luke Keith, to inform him that he has left the shop for a short time to help the boys hay & harvest. He has also found that there is a great abundance of young ladies in the area and that some “speak pretty well for this western country.” He thinks Luke should sell his farm and move into the area, although real estate prices are quite high due in part to a great emigration west. He is also enclosing $15, which is the balance due Luke on some venture that they had previously been involved with. David has added to the balance to compensate Luke for “your trouble and inconvenience.”
This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.