Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, March 4, 1868

In this letter from March 4, 1868, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing his arrival in Cheyenne, Wyoming once again.

I have just arrived in the magic city of Cheyenne. Weather pleasant as May, no snow on the ground, frost nearly out. Work progressing finely. What a difference in climate to come from the stormy regions of the Great Lakes to the mountains and find such pleasant weather. As soon as I can get through the business on desk will write you more in detail.

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: March 4, 1868