June 1, 1856
To: Luke Keith, Galesburg, MI
From: David (D. C.) Crawford, Omro, WI
David is writing his brother-in-law to inform him that he has moved to Omro, Wisconsin. He has enclosed $20, which is a portion of what he owes Luke. He will send the balance when he receives word back from Luke that he has received this letter. David had the full amount with him when he was living in Chicago, but was thinking about moving and thought he might need the funds. He is staying with his brother, Robert, who owns a farm just outside of town. His brothers Hiram and Prosper are also there. He finds that the surrounding area is quite populated due to an “immense emigration.”
This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.