Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, January 13, 1865

In this short letter from January 13, 1865, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing his work schedule and informs them that he hopes to head west again before March 1.

I am very busy working up my notes of the survey. I go to the office about eight or half past and remain there until five p.m., then go home to dinner. I have no idea how long it will take to finish my work here but hope to get leave to go west before the first of March.

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, 1865