Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 2 (1869 - 1875)


Lt 9, 1875

White, W. C.

Elko, Nevada

February 1, 1875

Previously unpublished.

Elko, 275 miles this side of Ogden. 607 miles from San Francisco.

February 1, one o’clock

Dear Willie:

We made our changes at Ogden at twelve o’clock p.m.—our last change. When we left Ogden we were seven hours behind time. We have been making up so that we are about four hours behind. 2LtMs, Lt 9, 1875, par. 1

We are all well and cheerful. 2LtMs, Lt 9, 1875, par. 2

We have missed seeing nearly all the interesting scenery because of our delay. We rode over these places in the night. We expect to see the scenery of Cape Horn. We are not sorry that tomorrow night ends our journey if we are not hindered by the Sierra Nevada snows. I have nothing new to write you, only to let you know our whereabouts. 2LtMs, Lt 9, 1875, par. 3

February 2, noon

Near Sacramento

Your good mother was taken sick near night yesterday. Fainted. She was first reduced by diarrhea, and in this state fainted. She soon came to. We got warm drink and so she fully recovered. 2LtMs, Lt 9, 1875, par. 4