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 Nov 3d 1868

Received at Sac Nov 3 715 PM

To M Hopkins

Engineer camp CPRR near Salt Lake total vote twenty men Grant & Colfax tenty one Seymour and Blair none full returns from Utah not expected to vary this result determined not to lose our vote

Leland Stanford

Gov E Gray

D. T. Montague inspectors

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Reno Nov 4th

Mark Hopkins

I have ordered a messenger sent forward to Phelps

C. Crocker

Recd 4-45 PM

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Recd Nov 16/68

Ans 17th

Salt Lake Nov 8th 1868

Friend Mark

Have first returned from mouth of Echo. There I met Durant. But nothing came of it of sufficient importance to relate here. Short time I have for this letter if it is to go by to nights mail. The U Pacific track is within (80) eighty miles of mouth of Echo. They say they have the ties bidded almost the entire distance. They will put in five (5) miles temporary track at the summit, and temporary at the tunnels on Weber.

They are preparing to move their present lines as they come off the rock above west of mouth of

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Weber. It certainly looks now, as though they were coming west very rapidly. I hardly know what they cant do they have an enormous force soon to put west of the Weber.

I have made no contract for grading between the Weber and Monument PL except I have directed the present contractors to do the work between Monument and Promontory. I think it best to let the U.P. occupy their line and we do the same quietly with ours. But, unless Huntington has matters in better shape than I am advised, I dont much fancy doing work alongside that portion of their line that they may cover with iron in six week

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It has been storming some on the Wasatch but not enough to help us. I have telegraphed to Huntington to try and meet me at Omaha. He answered he will on the 20th, but that is too far off to be altogether satisfactory.

I shall write again soon.

Keep me posted as to your progress. Direct that dispatches of progress be sent me daily.

Yours truly

Leland Stanford

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