Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, October 23, 1867

In this letter from October 23, 1867, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing the "big row" being made by Colonel Silas Seymour.

General Dodge thinks as I do, that Col. Seymore is making a big row in which no one but himself is likely to get hurt. From letters and dispatches from New York, I think the old dynasty will have enough to say to control or at least influence the business of building the road next season.

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: October 23, 1867