Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Tracy and Co.’s Oregon Express.
Sent by express
No. 576 From the Dalles to Fort Steilacoom in Washington Territory. Taken by Tracy and Co.’s Express, which initially ran from Portland to Jacksonville, Oregon. E. W. Tracy bought out Nichols and Co.’s Express. From Jacksonville, Tracy connected with Beekman’s Express to Yuba, California. As early as Feb. 1860 he was also operating Tracy and Co.’s Express from Portland to the Dalles, Walla Walla, and on to the John Day Country, rapidly extending to Nez Perce and Salmon River in 1862 and the Boise Basin in June 1863, when he was shipping more gold dust over his lines than Wells Fargo.
No. 577 Sent to I. Rosenfeld in Portland, Oregon, by Tracy and Co.’s Express.
No. 578 Sent to Marks and Co. in Roseburg, Oregon, from merchants Brown and Brother in the Dalles by Tracy and Co.’s Oregon Express through Portland.
No. 579 Unused cover with a frank for Tracy and Co.’s Oregon Express.
No. 580 Sent to Henry Cummings in Eugene City, Oregon, from Walla Walla by Tracy and Co.’s Salmon River Express.
No. 581 Sent from Bannack City, Montana Territory to Atchison, Kansas, and forwarded by U.S. mail to Mrs. Diana E. Macomber in Tiverton Bliss, Rhode Island. Taken by Tracy and Co.’s Boise Express to Bannack City, where Wells Fargo delivered it to Atchison.
Photograph of Beekman’s Bank and Express Office in Jacksonville, Oregon.