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. 11 Sent to Edwin L. Gowen in Chicago, Illinois. Taken by Wells Fargo Pony Express from Virginia City, Nevada, to St. Joseph, Missouri. There it was forwarded by U.S. mail to Chicago.
Pony Express No. 12 Sent to Eugene Casserly, a former U.S. Senator from California, living in San Francisco. Taken by the Central Overland California and Pike’s Peak Express Company and Wells Fargo Pony Express.
Pony Express No. 13 Sent to Sophie Kalleich in Buena Vista, Illinois. Taken by Wells Fargo from Yreka, California, to Sacramento, California. There it went by Pony Express to Atchison, Kansas, where the latest extension of the railroad had been completed.
Pony Express No. 14 Sent to Albert Dibblee in San Francisco, California. Taken by the Central Overland California and Pike’s Peak Express Company and Wells Fargo Pony Express.