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

Date: January 24, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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The Postal Company's System Reaches All Important Points In The United States and British America, And via Commercial Cables, To All The World.Form 2.--For Type Writer Use.
Postal Telegraph-Cable Company.In Connection With The Commercial (MacKay-Bennett) CablesTELEGRAMThis Company Transmits and Delivers messages subject to the conditions printed on the back of this Blank.Albert B. Chandler, President and General Manager. John O. Stevens, Secretary.


Received at1427 F. St. N. W., Wash'N, D. C. (Where any reply should be sent.)

76 Ny Sb Dx 334 p 38 Paid

New York, Jan. 24, 1896.

George T. Beck,

Chamberlins Hotel, Washn., D. C.

Think you Warren [1] Mondell [2] Mead and other Wyoming men there should all call at one time on Smith [3] and find out if he is going to do anything if not I propose to stop all work in basin.

W. F. Cody.

Note 1: Francis Emroy Warren (1844-1929), a Republican Senator representing Wyoming during 1890-1893 before returning to his business pursuits. Warrren was re-elected to the Senate on March 4, 1895, serving until his death on November 24, 1929. [back]

Note 2: Frank Wheeler Mondell (1860-1939), a Republican who served in the House of Representatives from 1899 until 1923. He came to Wyoming in 1887, helped to develop the town of Newcastle, and held oil and coal interests. Mondell was chairman of the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands for the 58th and 59th Congress. On November 15, 1897, he was appointed assistant land commissioner of the General Land Office in Washington, resigning in 1899. [back]

Note 3: "Smith" might refer to Michael Hoke Smith (1855-1931) who was the 19th United States Secretary of the Interior from March 6, 1893, to September 1, 1896. [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_0063

Date: January 24, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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