John McConihe, Correspondence
MS 308
Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries


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Dear John

Please credit me with the enclosed seventeen dollars.

I feel as if I was doing very well now and hope to make a little money this summer. I am speculating on a small scale in freighting to the mines. I have a mule and a horse team engaged now and when they return, I expect to have cleared about $400. I buy my own goods and own my own team hire my teamsters and consign my goods to a responsible firm in Denver. With good luck I shall make on this trip about $400 ready cash. I made on the last trip $287, but have more

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expensive goods loaded on this trip.

We are getting excited about the election of Delegate to Congress from this Territory and will have a warm time. We care but little about National Politics, when our interest are at stake.

A telegraph is bui being built from Omaha West, and also South, to connect with St. Joseph (which is connected with N.York), and this will establish Omaha as a point and establish our route over all others. Emigrants will follow the wires and come into Omaha. I had to subscribe $50#.

I wish you would come out this fall; if you don't I will try and come East, (as soon as I can spare the money)


John McConihe