Title: Letter from William F. Cody to Samuel Stone "Buckskin Sam" Hall

Date: September 9 [1879]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Saint James Hotel

My. Dear. Sam.

You are terriably up a stump. and I am realy sorry for you. You make liberal propositions. but please to understand that I am carrying to many people now, and Hotel and Rail roads are expensive. I cant send Ingraham away as he has arranged his business to go. Sam I will wait a day or Two and see how business is and if I can send for you will do so. But old fellow I fear the Texas Boys would keep you full all the time and   that would hurt my business. When you come on to New York. when I spoke to about going. if you remember. you said you could go if it would be a help to me I told you then not to go if you did not want to as it was no help to me as I could get plenty of men who wanted to go. You spoke as if it was doing me a great favor to go. You did not appear at all anxious. Then you insted of going to Wilmington. you got on a drunk. Your business is not so very important that it should require you several days to get ready. Sam realy I dont think we could   agree. I am all business and I would expect a man to be prompt and reliable agreeable and quick to understand. I will try and help you out of your financial trouble. but just at present I am presed my self. if I can send for you I will.

Never mind the money I gave you in New York Thats all O.K.

Ingraham wrote you about the MSS. Now old fellow beleive me

Your Friend.



Note 1: Cody did not include the year in this letter's dateline, but the listing of dates and places on page 4 matches known performances of the Buffalo Bill Combination during the 1879 season. [back]

Title: Letter from William F. Cody to Samuel Stone "Buckskin Sam" Hall

Source: McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, MS6.0052.01a-.02b

Date: September 9 [1879]

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

People: Hall, Samuel Stone, 1838-1886 Ingraham, Prentiss, 1843-1904

Places: Iowa City (Iowa) Peoria (Ill.) Danville (Ill.) Jacksonville (Ill.) Springfield (Ill.) Quincy (Ill.) St. Louis. (Mo.) Cincinnati (Ohio)

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