Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Thomas C Durant, February 19, 1867

In this letter from February 19, 1867, Samuel Reed writes to Thomas Durant informing him that some of the estimates received from General Grenville Dodge for work on the track are much higher than what Reed and Durant anticipated when Reed was in New York .

Union Pacific Railroad,
Office of the Genl. Supt.

Ths. C. Durant V. P. U.P.R.R.
20 Nassau St. NY

Dear Sir

I have just recvd another estimate of quantities on 4th part of 5th 100 miles from Genl. Dodge.

The former estimate averaged about 6000 cubic yards per mile for 180 miles from the end of the track. According to the revised estimate there is on the 4th hundred 7800 cubic yards per mile, and on 82 miles of the 5th hundred 11768 cubic yards per mile. These amounts are much greater than we anticipated when I was in New York .

Yours very respectfully
Saml B. Reed

About this Document

  • Source: Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Thomas C. Durant
  • Extent: 1 page
  • Citation: Special Collections, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa, Papers of Levi O. Leonard, Box 26, Samuel Benedict Reed Correspondence, 1867
  • Date: February 19, 1867