Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, January 13, 1870

In this January 13, 1870 letter, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family informing them that it will be at least a week until his accounts are settled. He notes that other accounts are also being reviewed and that the New York office "has largely overpaid some parties."

A part of the accounts have been received from New York and a messenger has gone for the balance, but it will be impossible to close my matters this week. Kennedy and Frost are quite busy checking and comparing our accounts with the New York books all right so far on our part. New York has largely overpaid some parties.

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: January 13, 1870