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Faithful Copies of the Cody Letters: Written by Buffalo Bill’s Parents from their Kansas Home at Grass Hopper Falls. August 26, 1859

Salt Creek August 26, 1859
My dear Friend

It is a long time sence I have wrote to you when Mr Cody was at your house 4 years this summer he thought you was in a decline and I was affrade you was no more and I wrote to Mr. Summer I new he stiled…

Faithful Copies of the Cody Letters: Written by Buffalo Bill’s Parents from their Kansas Home at Grass Hopper Falls. April 1855

Faithful Copies of the Cody Letters

Written by Buffalo Bill’s
Parents from their Kansas
Home at Grass Hopper Falls

April 1855

Grass Hopper Falls,
April, 1855

Mr. L. Summers:-

Sir as I have spare time I would give you a short…

Willie Cody's First Trip Across the Plains

Like all school-boys, I had a sweetheart with whom I was "dead in love"—in a juvenile way. Her name was Mary Hyatt. Of course I had a rival, Stephen Gobel, a boy about three years my senior—the "bully" of the school. He was terribly jealous, and…

Trapping Expedition

My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long, and in November, after the recovery of my mother, I went up the Republican River and its tributaries on a trapping expedition in company with Dave Harrington. Our outfit…

The "Rise, Decline and Fall" of Modern Rome

Soon after returning to Fort Hays, I was sent with dispatches to Fort Harker. After delivering the messages, I visited the town of Ellsworth, about three miles west of Fort Harker, and there I met a man named William Rose, a contractor on the Kansas…

In the fall of 1861 I made a trip to Fort Larned, Kansas, carrying military dispatches, and in the winter I accompanied George Long through the country, and assisted him in buying horses for the government.

The next spring, 1862, an expedition…

Returns to a Life on the Plains

On my way I stopped at Junction City, where I again met my old friend Wild Bill, who was scouting for the government; his headquarters being at Fort Ellsworth, afterwards called Fort Harker. He told me that they needed more scouts at this post, and I…

The war closing in 1865, I was discharged, and after a brief visit at Leavenworth I returned to St. Louis, having made up my mind to capture the heart of Miss Frederici, whom I now adored above any other young lady I had ever seen. Her lovely face,…

Pony Express Rider and Jayhawker

Having been away from home nearly a year, and having occasionally heard of my mother's poor health, I determined to make her a visit; so procuring a pass over the road, I went to Leavenworth, arriving there about June 1st, 1861, going from their…