February 5, 1902
To: James & Cora Keith, Chicago, IL
From: Hannah Towne, Galesburg, MI
Hannah is writing to let Jim and Cora know how upset she is that Cora gave Flora to Bert to sell her. She considers Flora her horse more than anyone else since they never paid her anything for her. She also advises them to keep the letter Mrs. Meredith sent them about coming back to Shelbyville and to do whatever Mrs. and Mrs. Meredith tell them to do, but not to listen to Bert. She knows more than they think she does.
Galesburg Feb 5, 1902
Mr & Mrs Keith
Dear Brother & Sister
We have just got a letter from Luo and she says Cora gave Burt _______ to sell Flora. Now I want to know if he know whose horse he is selling. You know I never wanted her to go off from this place and you and Cora said she could go up there and be all right and now she is sold but I would smile to see that blacksmith or any one else keep her if I had the money to take an officer up there with me. I never asked Mr Meridith to keep her and I dont blame him for not wanting to keep her any longer but I think I had ought to have been consulted in the matter for you both know how I feel and as long as you had never paid me any thing I consider her as much mine as yours and a little bit more. The money dont cut any figure with me it is my feelings and I supposed you would keep her and if she could not be used or raise colts you would bury her but now she is trading property and if you think I feel good you are mistaken.
P.S. I will give you a little advice. Keep the letter Mrs Meridith wrote you about coming there for you may need it. And when you get there do just as Mr & Mrs W Meridith tells you to do for they are all right but dont listen to Burt. I know more than you think I do.
 Hannah lived with her brother Ethan in the family home
 Their sister, Louese (Keith) Harris
 Cora’s brother, Walter Burton “Bert” Meredith Jr.
 Cora’s father, Walter “Burton” Meredith