Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Thomas C. Durant, September, 24, 1866

In this letter from September 24, 1866, Samuel Reed writes to Thomas C. Durant, Vice President of the Union Pacific Railroad, informing him that he is leaving Omaha to oversee the work on the bridge in North Platte, Nebraska. Reed states that the grading work will be completed on time and will not delay the laying of track, but he fears it will be impossible to complete the bridge before the track reaches it.

Union Pacific Railroad,
Office of the Genl. Supt.

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

Dear Sir

I leave Omaha this evening for the North Platt [sic] bridge and the work west of there, shal [sic] be absent about ten days. The work at bridge and the grading on the 4th hundred is being pushed ahead as rapidly as posable [sic] . The grading will all be finished in time not to delay the track. I fear it will be imposable [sic] to complete the North Platt [sic] bridge before the track is laid to that place. Every effort will be made to complete the bridge as soon as posable [sic] .

Yours Very Respectfully
S.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: 1866
  • Date: September 24, 1866