Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, October 2, 1864

In this letter from October 2, 1864, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing his time in Salt Lake City following his second survey. He notes that Brigham Young gave him some excellent peaches and that he will head out again for three weeks, then return home.

Back here in camp in President Young's yard, where he regaled us with an abundance of finest peaches I ever saw, with permission to help ourselves as long as we remained in the city. I have been out on mule back with one man for a week exploring a road from Weber to Bear River more north than I had been before. Will take a party and run a line which will take about three weeks. Then for home.

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: October 2, 1864