Miller, Russell & Company

Being bankrupt and going in deeper every day did not dampen Russell’s sanguine spirit or put a crimp in his tendency to speculate. In the spring of 1858, when every dollar was needed to keep things going, he, with Waddell who knew better but was unable to resist Russell’s enthusiasm, formed a partnership with A. B. Miller of Leavenworth, known as Miller, Russell & Company. They sent a train load of goods to Utah where stores were opened at Salt Lake City, Millersburg, and Camp Floyd. By the fall of 1858 the concern owed Russell, Majors & Waddell $200,000.00.47