Heber J. Grant F.M. Lyman Henry A. Woolley Junius F. Wells

J.F. Grant John Henry Smith Orson A. Woolley B.H. Goddard

Geo. T. Odell Abram Hatch John C. Cutler Saml. Peterson

Grant, Odell & Company,

Salt Lake City and Ogden,

Agents for

Mitchell Farm and Spring Wagons,

Jno. Deere & Co. Plows, W.A. Wood Harvesting Machines, Russell & Co. Threshers, Engines and Saw Mills,



Las Vegas New Mexico June 24th 1885 [Wednesday 24 Jun 1885]

Dear Elisabeth [Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby Snow], Do you remember last fall on our return from Arrizona [Arizona] We passed this place or breakfasted here next morning after leaving Albuquerque [Albuquerque, New Mexico] and as we passed up the valley, a vast plain for many, many miles and stoped [stopped] on the prairie awaiting the Westbound plain [train ?] where we got out and sauntered round half an hour, and as we were rolling out of Las Vegas [Las Vegas, New Mexico], the place was pointed out some six miles to the North West of town as the noted hot springs and favorite watering place. That is the very interesting place we have just visited and had a fine bath. On arriving at La Junta [La Junta, New Mexico], last night from Pueblo [Pueblo, Colorado] (that noisy uncomfortable place where we all spent several hours in a dark back waiting room, last fall, waiting for the Thunderbolt train to take to Pueblo [Pueblo, Colorado]) well we all viz. B.Y. [Brigham Young Jr.] John W. Taylor [John W. Taylor], Sisters Fanny McDonald and Victoria Pratt and 3 children and myself found we had got to choose between seting [sitting] up all night in that back room or taking the night train for this place and here lay over today for the regular for El Passo [El Paso, Texas] and Mexico, so on we came arriving here to breakfast and have spent most of the day resting and seeing the sights and are all much pleased that we did so. All feeling well and expect to take a sleeper tonight for El Passo [El Paso, Texas] where we shall be due at 3:30 P.M. Tomorrow [Thursday 25 Jun 1885] and expect to meet Prest A.F. McDonald [President A. F. McDonald] and turn sister Fanny [Fanny McDonald] over to him and rest of us proceed on to Mexico where we will probably land Sunday night [28 Jun 1885]. Will then look for your promised letter soon. Please get from Crackwell and Ottenger a few copies my best Photos or have them mail some to me at Franks [Franklin Richards Snow, b. 1854] Address in Mexico. Love to all at home, E.S. [Erastus Snow, b. 1818]