Letter from H. Thielsen to C.H. Allen, January 10, 1863

In this letter from January 10, 1863, H. Thielsen writes to C.H. Allen to request a railroad pass for Samuel Reed so that he may occasionally visit his family in Joliet, Illinois while working as Superintendent of Road Repairs on the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. Thielsen states "I greatly prize Mr. Reed's services."

Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.
Company Superintendent's Office,

C.H. Allen Esq. Supr. C.A. & S.S. RR Chicago

Dear Sir

The bearer, Mr. Sam. B. Reed, Esq. & Supr. of Road Repairs of this road, is obliged to have his family remain in Joliet, while his duties keep him here. You would much oblige me, as I greatly prize Mr. Reed's services, that you would facilitate his visiting his family occasionaly [sic] by furnishing him with as pass for the next of the year.

Yours truly
H. Thielsen Supr.

Trip pass given 11 July L WarnockMr. Reed was an engineer on Erie Canal in 1841-1842

About this Document

  • Source: Letter from H. Thielsen to C. H. Allen
  • Extent: 1 page
  • Citation: Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives, Samuel Reed Family Papers, Box 2, Folder 29
  • Date: January 10, 1863