Leland Stanford (Salt Lake)
June 9. 1868.
Think we can get work done at Salt Lake.
Brigham has taken contract from Union Co &c.
His son with contract with us &c.
They want line south of the Lake.
Union Co will reach Weber Canon 1st Jany.
They lay track day & night.
We must do our big work at home.
Rec'd Oct. 23. 1868
At the Front Oct 21st 1868
Mr Corning gave me report of business of the Express Co. I placed them in my right hand drawer (upper one) I would consult with Corning and fix the [?] prices and tell the secretary to give [?] to the Cos what they will have to pay hereafter. Those Dutch [?] Flat Chinamen have passed on to the graders, yesterday morning about 25 men left and this morning 15 say they want to go below. I shall put the forces at work from the other end as much as possible.
Salt Lake Aug 28 1868
Rec'd at Sac Aug 28 1868 810 pm
To Mark Hopkins
Have concluded contract with parties approved at Headquarters one hundred 100 miles west from Monument point when does Gray start expect to leave here tomorrow evening would like to meet Gray at Austin if not there let him stay home until I come