July 29, 1882 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.

July 29, 1882

To: Sarah Keith

From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL

Hiram has just put Jessie on the train, but forgot to give her lunch. Wants Sarah to write and let him know if she arrived safely and whether she had to use some of her spending money for her ticket.


V.C. Turner, Pres’t.                                   H. Crawford, Treas.
North Chicago City Railway Co.
Office, 430 North Clark Street,
Chicago, July 29 1882

Dear Sister

I just had time to get Jessie[1] on the train this morning as it started fifteen minutes sooner than I expected. Not having time to buy her ticket I gave her all the change I had under a five dollar bill amounting to $2.25 besides about fifty cents for spending money and in the hurry forgot to give her a lunch. I wish you would let me know how she got along and if she had to take any of her spending money to pay her fare.

With love I am

Your Brother

H Crawford

[1] Jessie Crawford, Hiram’s daughter, who was nine years old

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