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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Thomes and Skadan’s Express, Tibbett’s and Co.’s Excelsior Express, and Tinnin and Owens Weaverville and Shasta Express.

No. 562 Addressed to James F. Reed, the well-known member of the Donner Party. Taken by Thomes and Skadan’s Express, which operated from Susanville, California, to Reno, Nevada. From there Wells Fargo forwarded this letter to San Jose, California.

No. 563 Sent to L. Dinkelspiel and Co. in San Francisco, California. Taken by Thomes and Skadan’s Express, which connected with Wells Fargo.

No. 564 Taken by Tibbett’s and Co.’s Excelsior Express, which ran from Nevada City to the Excelsior District and Meadow Lake. W. R. Parker states that Tibbett bought out Organ and Tibbetts on Oct. 2, 1865. This letter was delivered to E. B. Wilcox in New York City by Boyd’s Dispatch, April 20, 1866.

No. 565 Unused cover with a frank for Tinnin and Owens Weaverville and Shasta Express, which operated between Weaverville and Shasta in 1867 and 1868.

Photograph of Horsetown, California.