Correspondence (outgoing)

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to J. W. Knox: Electioneer to cover Knox's mare 1886 Jan 25; to RR officials: extend courtesies for Miss A. Lathrop 1886 Feb 9; to Ariel Lathrop (tel): send Miss. Valley Construction Co. stock 1886 July 22; to Pres. Grover Cleveland: support for P. O. in San Francisco 1887 March 3; to J. Stanford (tel): travel plans 1887 May 30; to J. Stanford (tel): travel plans 1887 May 31; to C. Huntington (tel): attitude in investigation by Pac. Ry. Commission 1887 Sep 23; to T. Hopkins: location of new depot; no liquor to be sold in vicinity 1888 Jan 8; to Robert Bonner: re Bonner's horse Lucy Cuyler 1888 Dec 28; to W.S.U. Clement: please give Bancroft some facts on Stanford's life 1889 Feb 15; to Mrs. Henry Vrooman (tel): condolences on death of Mr. Vrooman 1889 April 11; to Mrs. A. Carter (tel): sending $50 contribution 1889 May 31



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Telegram (Copy)

Sept 23, 1887.

Portland Or

C P Huntington Mills B broad St NY

Congress [shorthand] directed an inquiry [shorthand] equities [shorthand] Gov & RR Co's [shorthand] content to abide [shorthand] proof clear [insert]& can not be contraticked[/insert] [shorthand] [insert]instead[/insert] Co owing Gov anything Gov equitably [shorthand] largely indebted [shorthand] Gov [shorthand] ought [shorthand] & decline [shorthand] offers [shorthand] future payment

Portland Oregon, Sept 23/1887.

C. P. Huntington, Mills Bldg - Broad St. N. Y.

Congress having directed an inquiry into the equities between the Government & the R. R. Cos. must be content to abide by them. The proof is clear and can not be contradicted, that instead of the Co. owing the Govt. anything, the Govt. equitably is largely indebted to the Cos. I think

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we ought to take that position and decline to make any offers of future payment.

(signed) Leland Stanford

[upside down] Shorthand note to C P Huntington

Copy of telegram to C P Huntington from Leland Stanford 1887. [/upside down]

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[notation: 141.2]

[preprinted] SENATE CHAMBER WASHINGTON [/preprinted]

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Jan. 8. 1888

Timothy Hopkins Esq: Treasurer Southern Pacific Co. San Francisco.

Dear Tim,

Your letter of Dec. 23rd, with accompanying tracing, has been received.

The location is satisfactory so far as I am concerned, but whether or no we can at present afford to have a Station so near to Menlo and Mayfield I am uncertain. As I am a great deal interested I think you had better confer with Mr. Crocker. In case

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[notation: 141.3]

T. H.

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[preprinted] SENATE CHAMBER WASHINGTON [/preprinted]

you have a depot. I wish you would provide that no whiskey shall be sold within a certain distance. I think I should object to a depot of any kind if whiskey could be sold near it, as the location is so close to my University. As far as your lots are concerned I think they would more readily find purchasers if it were known that no saloons would be established near them.

The knowledge that no liquor could be sold in the place would, I think, have a

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[notation: 141.4]

T. H.

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very favorable influence upon people wishing for quiet homes where they could raise their children.

yours very truly

Leland Stanford

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