Office Central Pacific Railroad,
Corner Front and California Streets.
San Francisco, April 6th 1867
I telegraphed you yesterday for the amount of judgment against Wilson also for the acknowledgment of Levi's that he held ti for our benefit. It seemed then that we were to be paid. Ralston was to advance the money, but to day it is to wait until Monday. Ralston will not disclose for whom he is acting. But says he represents a party abundantly able to buy. I have been following up the thing and I find the party had obtained the refusal of the [Goville?] R.R. Emmett tells me that they want the Oregon R.R. he thinks. I find from Ralston that he has investigated the assignment of the Oregon Co to us of the lands and is advised that we have forfeited by noncompliance
Ralston is the agent. From various sources, I conclude the Project embraces Wilsons Road the Oroville Road and the Oregon Road with a project of building from Lincoln to Sacramento. There is an attempt at arrangement of the Steam Ship interests, it was supposed to have been accomplished but yesterday afternoon there was found some obstacle but to day the matter is again being considered. Whether this has any thing to do with the R.R. matters or not I cannot say though Dr Ro thinks it has but he says he has but conjecture it seems that Ralston does not disclose to any the name of his principal, Ralston says he thinks the arrangement will
be injurious to us, but that he controls nothing and only pays out the money as directed. He did not say a word about the Oroville Road. I got this latter part from Dr R this morning who says that he only gave the refusal until yesterday, & of course take ground that we want our money and want to build east and are content to let as others do sa they please. Suming told me that nothing less than $450,000 will buy the Oroville R that any less sum than that cannot prevent it from going into his hands. In other words it takes that sum to clear it, & said he would give two years time for payment. I only pretend to give you the outlines of what is said. Much of my information has been given confidentially and please guard all this as such. We want the money from Wilson but we dont want that Northern business controlled and against us. In your dispatch
of last night about the judgment you do not say anything about the receipt of Levi's. If you have not sent it please do so on Monday. I dont believe I have made a very clear statement of the matters in relation to RR but I guess it will give you the idea of what is going on.
The judge says that [?] of Levis may be among his papers in the Pigeon hole
April 6, 1867.
Telegraphed to know amt. judgt vs. C.J. Wilson
Wilson trying to combine with Oregon Road, &c
Steamship interests fusing & combining.