January 1856 letter to Luke Keith from D.C. Crawford

Footnote #2 updated February 11, 2017

January 1856

To: Charles Luke Keith Jr., Galesburg, MI

From: David (D.C.) Crawford, Kalamazoo, MI

D.C. was up to Potters yesterday looking at straw cutters and reporting his findings back to Luke.

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Kalamazoo Jan/56

Luke[1]

Dear Sir

I was up to Potters yesterday and saw their Straw Cutters. They have them from four dollars to eighteen dollars and in fact they have them here[2] and also to Walkers for about the same price. They go with a crank & a balance wheel. The knives cut with a circle a nice arrangement I should think. Come down. You cant help of getting one to suit you. In haste

Yours Truly

David Crawford

[1] Charles Luke Keith Jr., David’s brother-in-law

[2] D.C. worked at a young age for a hardware store and in 1856 he moved to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and formed the jewelry firm of Stanley & Crawford before moving in 1860 to Colorado

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