September 5, 1859
To: Sarah Keith
From: Edwin Crawford, Dowagiac, MI
Mary has been sick since February with the inflammation of the lungs and for the last five weeks has not been expected to live, although she has been somewhat better lately. Eugene and Edna have enjoyed good health all summer, but Edna now has the ague and fever.
This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters blog and can be read here.