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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were delivered by J.F. Bennett and Co.’s Express, Beekman’s Express, and Berford and Co.’s Express.

No. 248 Unused cover for J. F. Bennett and Co.’s Express. The company’s frank explains that the company operates “Between Santa Fe, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona” with a principal office in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

No. 249 Sent by Beekman’s Express from Jacksonville, Oregon Territory, to J. B. Rosborrough in Yreka, California.

No. 250 Sent by Beekman’s Express from C. C. Beekman in Jacksonville to S. Marks and Co. in Roseburg, Oregon.

No. 251 Sent by Berford and Co.’s Express from San Jose to William H. Davis in San Leandro, Contra Costa, California. Letter enclosed is dated December 30th, 1853, from British Consul James A. Forbes. Berford and Co’s Express ran to many points in California, to the East, and to Great Britain.

No. 252 Sent by Berford and Co.’s Express from San Francisco to W. Van Voorhies, Secretary of State of California in San Jose, California. It was sent in July 1850.

No. 253 Sent by Berford and Co.’s Express from Glasglow, Scotland, to Messrs. Daniel Gibb and Co., in San Francisco, California. Enclosed is an incomplete letter concerning supply shipments, including the weight of cargo aboard the ship Irene.

No. 254 Sent by Berford and Co.’s Express from San Francisco to “His Excellency, Gov. John McDougal” in San Jose, California.