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

Date: April 14, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Form No. 1.
The Western Union Telegraph Company.
21,000 Offices In America. Cable Service To All The World. /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 Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case when the claim is not presented in writing within sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an Unrepeated Message, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
Thos. T. Eckert, President and General Manager.

Number 23 ch [1]

Sent By VM

Rec'd By B.

37 Paid

Received at Auditorium Hotel Annex.
517 P. 4/14 1896

Dated Ch Philadelphia Pa 14 [2]

To Geo T Beck

Cannot understand either yours or Nagles [3] telegram nagle had no agreement with me about starting store & yesterday wired would load today fearful blunder some place we cannot buy wagons for Colony wish   you would please write

W F Cody.

Note 1: Telegram is handwritten by a clerk or WFC assignee. [back]

Note 2: Buffalo Bill's Wild West was in preparation for the opening of the 1896 season in Philadelphia on April 18th. [back]

Note 3: S. V. Nagle, an associate of the firm of 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: 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_0120

Date: April 14, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

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