Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, November 17, 1864

In this short letter from November 17, 1864, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing the wind and cold he endured during a 20-day stagecoach ride from Salt Lake City.

I arrived here last evening after a stage ride of 20 days and nights amid storms of snow and wind that almost froze the life blood out of me.

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: November 17, 1864