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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Estill and Co.’s Express, English and Wells Moore’s Flat, Eureka Express, and Elko and Mountain City Pony Express.

No. 289 Sent to Mr. Henry Meeker in Newark, New Jersey. Estill and Co.’s Express delivered the letter from the emigrant trail in 1850 to Weston, Missouri, where the U.S. mail forwarded it to New Jersey.

No. 290 Sent from Abner W. Dyer to his wife Cynthia in Jefferson City, Missouri. Estill and Co.’s Express delivered the letter from the emigrant trail in 1850 to Weston, Missouri, where the U.S. mail forwarded it to Cynthia. Inside this cover is a letter written from Abner to Cynthia describing his experiences on the emigrant trail to California.

No. 291 Sent to Mr. William Mc Guire in Marysville, California, from Graniteville, after passing through Nevada. Sent by Wells Fargo and English and Wells, Moore’s Flat and Eureka Express in December 1868.

No. 292 Unused cover with frank for English and Wells, Moore’s Flat and Eureka Express with connections at Nevada City and Emigrant Gap.

No. 293 Sent to Miss Bella Barman at 888 Mission Street in San Francisco. Sent by Eureka Express Co. and Wells Fargo.

No. 294 Sent to Miss Kohlberg Strauss and Frohman at 107-109 Post Street, San Francisco, California. Sent from Nevada City by Eureka Express Co. with connections by Wells Fargo.

No. 294a Cover with frank for Eureka Express Co. with stamp from Wells Fargo at Nevada, California.

No. 295 Unused cover with frank for Wells Fargo and Elko and Mountain City Pony Express, managed by “M. P. Freeman & Co.” Mountain City was a small camp north of Elko, Nevada, and close to the Idaho State Line.