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Letter from William F. Cody to Buckskin Sam Hall

Title

Letter from William F. Cody to Buckskin Sam Hall

Creator

William F. Cody

Source

McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, MS6.0050a-b

Date

1879

Language

en

Identifier

wfc.css00046

Text

North. Platte. July. 5th 79

My. Dear. Sam.

Just came in from branding calves. tired out but feeling bully otherwise. [...] to beat h— Sorry you were feeling so blue. and if I was not so hard pushed for scads I would just send you a hundred for luck. but I am pushed to the wall until I can ship beeves or get to work. if I were not going away so soon would have you to come out. but I will make a brake next week first to Colorado then to N.Y. back to Davenport. Iowa where I open Sep. 1st. in regard to you going on the boards again. I must think of it I have not part in either of my dramas that would be suitable for you to play. as I did say that I would never again have another Scout or western man with me that is one whoom I would work up. for just as soon as they see their names in print a few times they git the big head. and want to start a company of their own. I will name afew. Wild Bill. Texas Jack. John Nelson. Oregon Bill. Kit Carson.Capt Jack &c. all busted flat before they were out a month. and wanted to come back because I would not take them then they talked about me. But old Pard I dont realy believe you are that kind of a hair pin. And I will see what can be done. I see in a Chicago paper the other day. where Kit Carson.(Jr.) was arrested for strikeing his wife with intent to kill. was bound over to the next court. I expected as much. when he married that old dame. Kit by the way aint a bad fellow. but he thought at one time that he was a little K Christ. He is out of luck. had better stuck to the old man. run out of paper good by—

Cody

With Kind wishes