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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by J. W. Sullivan’s Express, Grammer’s Express, Gregory’s Express, and Reynolds and Co.’s Express.

No. 626 Sent to Jeremiah P. Russell in Kingston, New York. Taken by J. W. Sullivan’s California Express. This cover once contained a letter dated “at San Francisco Harbor” September 29, 1849.

No. 627 Sent to Jeremiah P. Russell in Kingston, New York. Taken by J. W. Sullivan’s California Express. Contains instructions “Please send 50 cents to pay the Expense on this from San Francisco to N.Y. City- J. W. Sullivan, 28 Park Row.”

No. 628 Sent to Amos P. Catlin in San Francisco, California. On the back is a note that “This letter was taken to Mormon Island under the expectation that you were there, it is now returned to you here. I have called 4 times… I leave this there(fore) and when I return from San F. shall (collect) Express on Letter $1.50.” Taken by Grammer’s Express, which operated from Sacramento to Forest Hill Divide and Mormon Island. Inside is a letter dated May 14, 1850 from William Catlin in Henderson, Kentucky, to his brother Amos.

No. 629 Sent to Winslow S. Pierce in Vallejo, California. Taken by Gregory’s Express. Inside is a letter dated August 18, 1852, from P. P. Hull and Co., publishers of the Daily Whig. Answer requested sent by Gregory’s Express.

No. 630 Sent to Edward S. Stephenson in Mormon Gulch, California. Taken from New York to San Francisco by Thompson and Hitchcock, the New York agents of Gregory’s Express. Forwarded to Mormon Gulch by Reynold’s and Co. Express. Inside is a letter dated April 20, 1851 from E. S. Stephenson.