The writers of these important letters needed them sent fast. To see them delivered in a revolutionary 10 days, they paid as much as $5 (equivalent to $100 today) to send by Pony Express.
Sent by Pony Express
Pony Express No. 8 Sent to Eda B. Manuell in New York City, New York. Taken by Wells Fargo Pony Express.
Pony Express No. 9 Sent to J. J. Hunt in New York. Taken by Wells Fargo from Nevada City, California, to Sacramento where it traveled by Pony Express to St. Joseph, Missouri. From there forwarded by U.S. mail to New York.
Pony Express No. 10 Sent to J. A. Armstrong in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Taken by Wells Fargo Pony Express from Virginia City, Nevada, to St. Joseph, Missouri, where it was forwarded by U.S. mail.