Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, May 4, 1867

In this letter from May 4, 1867, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family noting the executive committee's pleasure at the condition of the line. Reed mentions that he may be spending most of his future time in North Platte, given the expected arrival of a new general superintendent of construction.

I have not had time to write you since the Doctor (Durant) arrived here. The committee have been looking over the road and fixtures also and examining accounts generally. They are well pleased. Snyder will probably be appointed superintendent of the finished road. In that event I shall be most of the time at North Platte, if I remain on the road; that will depend on letting the work.

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: May 4, 1867