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. 168.
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 where 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.

Received at Cor. Jackson St. and Pacific Ave., Chicago.

193 P. YX. BX. 66Paid. [1]

Ch, Philadelphia, Pa., April 14th-1896.

George T. Beck, Auditorium Hotel Annex, Chicago, Ill's.

Take a first class interpreter and interview the head of each family and ascertain beyond doubt just what nagle [2] has promised them especially on what terms necessary implements were to be furnished and who was to furnish them find out if possible who the middleman is between settlers and our company ask nagle why he made a deal with Rumsey without notif[y]ing me at the time.

W F. Cody.

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

Note 2: 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_0123

Date: April 14, 1896

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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