August 30, 1852 letter to Luke Keith from S.H.D. Vaughn

August 30, 1852                    

To: Charles Luke Keith Jr., Galesburg, MI

From: S. H. D. Vaughn, Dowagiac, MI

Sarah’s father is very sick and her mother wants her to come “by the first cars.” Edwin is also very sick.


Aug 30th 1852

J W Cothren[1]

Dear Sir

Will you send this letter to Mr Charley Luke Keth as soon as recieved and oblige the parties

Mr & Mrs Keith

Your father (Mr Crawford[2]) is very sick and Mrs Crawford[3] is anxious to have her daughter come and see them by the first cars if possible. We hope that he will get well but his case is a critical one. Edwin[4] is also here sick but improving. I presume that she would also be glad to see any of the other children that could come out.

Yours in haste

S. H. D. Vaun[5]

[to] Mr Charles Luke Keith

[1] The envelope is addressed to J. W. Cothren, Freight Agent, Galesburg, Mich, with the notation “Haste without fail if possible”

[2] Hiram Crawford Sr., Sarah’s father

[3] Nancy (Comfort) Crawford, Sarah’s mother

[4] Edwin Crawford, Hiram & Nancy’s son

[5] From History of Cass County, Michigan (1882): “In the summer of 1851, a Baptist Church was organized under the labors of the Rev. S. H. D. Vaughn.”


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