Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, August 14, 1869

In this letter from August 14, 1869, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing the meetings in Boston. Reed has little to do and longs to "get away from here soon."

The Board met yesterday, did not do much, I understand. I was not with them. I do not know what they will eventually do with all the extra bills; regular estimates will be paid. I hope to get away from here soon.

Dr. Durant called at my room yesterday morning, remained in Boston until after business hours, then went to Newport; will be absent coasting in his yacht some weeks. He takes things very cool, does not get excited, but is disposed to shift the responsibility of the extraordinary expenses of the last year. I do not propose to shoulder them.

About this Document

  • Source: Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family
  • Citation: Nebraska State Historical Society, Samuel Reed Papers (Union Pacific Railroad Collection), MS 3761, Unit 1, Subgroup 14, Series 1, Box 2, Letters to Wife and Family
  • Date: August 14, 1869