Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, April 5, 1867

In this letter from April 5, 1867, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing the expected arrival of Union Pacific Vice-President Thomas Durant. Reed also notes an attempt by a representative of Ames & Company to overhaul the construction department's books and vouchers.

I am daily expecting Mr. Durant and cannot make arrangements for the future until I hear something definite from the Doctor. Mr. Ham, the tool of Ames & Co., is trying to overhaul our books and vouchers. He will not find out much until I get word from the Doctor to give him access to the books and papers.

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 5, 1867