Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, December 3, 1869

In this letter from December 3, 1869, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing affairs in Boston. Reed hopes for a "speedy closing up of my affairs."

Kennedy and Frost were here before me. Kennedy was arrested by Bent as soon as he arrived. Oliver and Oakes Ames went his ball. Bent would have done better to have been content with what was his honest dues, without trying to cheat Boston and other parties if he had them out of their portion of the profits of the work.

Mr. Dillon was here on my arrival but left last evening. No arrangements are yet made to settle my accounts except to furnish me a good office to arrange my papers and books in. Everything looks fair for a speedy closing up of my affairs.

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: December 3, 1869