Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, April 2, 1867

In this letter from April 2, 1867, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing contracts with Boyd & Reed and I. H. Lacy to construct ten miles of road each. Upon completion of their contracts, the Union Pacific Railroad will reach 400 miles, or 25 miles west of Julesburg, Colorado.

I have let ten miles of work to Boyd and Reed and ten to I. H. Lacy. That extends to the west end of the fourth hundred, or 25 miles west of Julesburg. Mr. Durant wires he will be here in a few days and then I expect that the balance to the mountains will be put under contract.

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: April 2, 1867