THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
RECEIVED at San Francisco, Cala. M. Standard Time
116-A. Sn. T. 21 D.H. ans 12:25 a.m. [notation: 514]
Santa Barbara, Cal., March 4th. 1896
Mrs. Leland Stanford,
California and Powell streets, San Francisco.
Am quite well. Violent storms cut off Hot-Springs from all outside communication. Wrote you yesterday on hearing glorious news from Washington.
H. C. Nash.
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY RECEIVED at San Francisco Cala Oct. 23 1889 Dated Fresno Cala 23 To Mrs Leland Stanford Cor Cala & Powell sts. sf a reception is being tendered the governor and senate party by the citizens. He has just driven off in a four in hand carriage. Train delayed by a broken axle but no one any the worse H. C. Nash
Hot Springs Santa Barbara March 4. 1896
Dear Mrs. Stanford
I have just received and answered your telegram. I am very sorry indeed that you should have been to the trouble of telegraphing as well as grateful for your kindness in doing so. The fact is that the storm was such that we were for a time
cut off from all com= munication, the mails and newspapers did not come, the stage refused to run and even the telephone did not work. As a result I did not learn the decision of the Supreme Court until long after the whole civilized world knew it. As soon as I heard it I wrote to you, for there was no way of telegraphing and that letter you ought to receive tomorrow. Besides this, I wrote you one week ago. I am glad to say that
I keep quite well and, of course, feel better than ever now.
Today's San Francicso papers give accounts of how the good news came to you and the University and how it was received. I can well imagine the enthusiasm of the students when your letter was read to them. I could say very much on this subject, but you know my feelings as well as I can express them
Sincerely and Respectfully H.C. Nash