Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, April 27, 1868

In this letter from April 27, 1868, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing his frustration over the start of "so much new work" while trying to manage the existing construction.

I have been driven almost to distraction the past week, starting so much new work in addition to closing up the heavy work through the mountains. Arrangements have been made for me to go to Salt Lake soon after the first of the month.

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: April 27, 1868