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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."

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