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

Date: June 18, 1895

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Form No. 44.
Night Message.
The Western Union Telegraph Company.
This Company Transmits and Delivers messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Night Messages, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case when the claim is not presented in writing within thirty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an Unrepeated Night Message, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
Thos. T. Eckert, General Manager.
Norvin Green, President.

Number 450 Ch [1]

Sent By Jr

Rec'd By V

321 a

Received at 212 South 13th Street, Omaha, Neb.
M. Standard Time. July 18, 189 [2]

Dated Waterville me [3]

To George T Beck
MacTagues Hotel [4]

Delighted with what you have done Is Paxton Creighton [5] in should have no trouble to get anyone in now

W F Cody

Note 1: Telegram is handwritten by clerk or William F. Cody assignee. [back]

Note 2: The year is not inscribed but was 1895. [back]

Note 3: Buffalo Bill's Wild West performed in Waterville, Maine, on July 17, 1895, and in Bangor, Maine, on July 18, 1895. [back]

Note 4: McTague Hotel: James Hugh McTague (1858-1926), owner of a catering service in Omaha, Nebraska, who opened a basement saloon with partner Charles Little under the name of Little & McTague. McTague later opened a European-style hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, before relocating to Missouri. [back]

Note 5: "Creighton" is likely John A. Creighton (1831-1907), pioneer businessman and philanthropist from Omaha, Nebraska, who founded Creighton University, owned a railroad company, and was Vice-President of the First National Bank of Omaha. [back]

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

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Beck Family Papers, 1858-1992 (bulk 1884-1919); Acc. #10386, ah10386_0006

Date: June 18, 1895

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

Sponsor: Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

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