Title: Letter from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Date: September 10, 1895

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders. of the World.
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Col. W. F. Cody. (Buffalo Bill), President.

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Nate Salsbury. Vice-President & Manager.

John M. Burke. General Manager.
Jule Keen, Treasurer.

Dear George

Wreck last week [2] cold rain this week. Say George— be careful about see takeing Nagle [3] & settlers property or we will get into an everlasting law suit. And the cry will go out that we get settlers out there and then take their all away from them— should such a report get out we are ruined

Let me know the conditions No statements yet guess type writter got to much to do—

Bill

Note 1: The year is not inscribed by Cody but is 1895 as determined by the Routes List: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in York, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1895. [back]

Note 2: Cody may be referring to an event on August 6th in Oswego, New York, when a significant storm disrupted an afternoon performance, recounted in a New York Times article of August 7th. [back]

Note 3: S. V. Nagle, an associate of the firm F. A. Nagle Commission Merchants of Chicago, attempted to recruit settlers to the lands that were to be irrigated by the Cody Canal. [back]

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Buffalo Bill Letters to George T. Beck (Acc. #9972), ah031287

Date: September 10, 1895

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Empire

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943 Nagle, F. A. Nagle, S. V.

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