Cooke to A. H. Barney, Feb. 21, 1873.
defends land company, Cooke to Edwin Ellis, March 31, 1873, Cooke to Wm. McKnight, May 26, 1873.
bond guarantees, Cooke to Fahnestock, March 21, 1873, all in LBs, Cooke Papers; Oberholtzer, Jay Cooke, 2:303, 331-32.
Fear of Justice Department, Cooke to Brother Harry, July 5, 1873, LBs, Cooke Papers.
Union Pacific Railroad in United States Courts, Pacific Railroad file, no. 32: Credit Mobilier Case, at Hartford, Conn., U.S. Circuit Court, Justice Hunt, etc. (n.p. n.d), 7, 10, 11, 16, copy in CB&Q, B&M (Nebr.), 1870-79, New Lines, 63, 1870, 6.8.
As Charles Francis Adams later phrased the results, the Union Pacific was "in the position of a man whose hands are tied fighting against men armed to the teeth. We cannot lease; we cannot guarantee; and we cannot make new loans on business principles, for we cannot mortgage or pledge; we cannot build extensions; we cannot contract loans as other people contract them. All these things are inhibited to us; yet all these things are habitually done by our competitors."