Mark Hopkins

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railroad situation in Utah, contract with Brigham Young and Mormons 1868 June 9; introducing T. G. McLaren, well- borer 1868 Aug 6; contracts for grading west from Monument (telegram) 1868 Aug 28; Union Pacific getting Chinese laboreres 1868 Oct 21; arrival at Salt Lake (telegram) 1868 Oct 31; wants scraper force organized and barley sent to Humboldt Wells 1868 Nov 1; send message to Phelps to come to Salt Lake (with note from Crocker that it was done) 1868 Nov 3; re Presidential vote 1868 Nov 3; on progress of U. P. line 1868 Nov 8; on Stanhouse, Durant, grading, and ties 1868 Nov 9; 400 teams grading west of 100 mile contract (telegram) 1868 Nov 21; French Loan Soc. can wait; grading contracts; line on Promontory Mts; progress of U. P. 1868 Nov 21; are supplies at Humboldt Wells? (telegram) 1868 Nov 29



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Ogden Utah 29 1868

Received at Sac Nov 30 6.20 PM

To Mark Hopkins

Have supplies oncluding powder been long enough on the way to be now at the wells

Leland Stanford

HDHCPRR by Utah line to Salt Lake

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From.

Leland Stanford

Nov. 29. 1868

Are supplies & powder now at H. Wells.

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Salt Lake Oct 31 1868

Received at Sac Oct 31 938 M.

To Mark Hopkins

Arrived this Eve. well pleased that I came by the line

Leland Stanford

HDH

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From.

Leland Stanford. Salt Lake

Oct. 31. 1868.

Just arrived at Salt Lake.

Pleased to have gone over the RR. line.

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Recd. November 7th 1868

Salt Lake Nov 1st 1868

Friend Mark

Arrived here last evening. It has taken some time to make the trip, but the time has not been lost. I have now a pretty clear idea of the whole thing. I think we ought at once to create a scraper force of two hundred and fifty teams. Such a force is fully equal to 1250 men. By proper exertion it can be created so as to do much service most of the work from the Cannon to Humboldt Wells is favorable for scraping. Every possible exertion should be made to complete the grading at the earliest possible time. As you go up the Humboldt the country becomes more elevated and a short distance this side of Humboldt Wells an altitude of

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Leland Stanford. Salt Lake

Nov. 1. 1868.

Urges organizing scraper force for grading

Wants [Barley?] &c. sent to Humboltd Wells.

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