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Wells Fargo delivers

Commerce and communication in early California revolved around the steamboat schedule. Ocean steamers carried news, mail, and packages from cities far away. River steamers connected many California towns. Where the water stopped, a stagecoach forwarded the letter to its destination. All of these covers traveled by steamboat.

No. 24 Sent by Wells Fargo on a steamboat to H. G. Langley in Benicia, California. Possibly sent in 1853.

No. 25 Sent by Wells Fargo on a steamboat to J. Weston Brennan in Nevada, California. Possibly sent in 1856.

No. 26 Sent by Wells Fargo on a steamboat to J. Weston Brennan in Nevada, California.

No. 27 Sent by Wells Fargo on a steamboat to B. J. Voorhies in San Francisco, California.

No. 28 Sent by Wells Fargo on a steamer from California, to Albert Dibblee at 96 Broadway, New York City, New York. Letter enclosed was written in Lima, Peru, on July 13th, 1865.