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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Freeman and Co.’s Express.

No. 322 Sent to merchants Ellis and Crosby in San Francisco, California. Taken from Foster’s Bar to San Francisco by Freeman and Co.’s Express. Dated December 2, 1850. John M. Freeman started Freeman and Co.’s Express, and later sold out to Adams and Co., becoming their agent in Panama. He returned to San Francisco and reorganized Freeman and Co.’s Express, gradually building it into a nationwide express company. Freeman and Co.’s Express became part of Wells Fargo in 1859.

No. 323 Sent to Albert Dibblee in the care of Ellis and Crosby at Sansome Street in San Francisco, California. Taken from Sacramento to San Francisco by Freeman and Co.’s Express. Inside is a letter dated January 21, 1851.

No. 324 Sent to Ellis and Crosby in San Francisco, California. Taken from Sacramento to San Francisco by Freeman and Co.’s Express. Inside is a letter dated April 8, 1851.

No. 325 Sent to Waneu and Co. at Tehama Block in Sacramento, California. Taken from San Francisco to Sacramento by Freeman and Co.’s Express. Possibly dated April 9, 1851.

No. 326 Sent to Isaac H. Archer at 84 Battery Street in San Francisco, California. Taken from New York or Brooklyn to California by Freeman and Co.’s Express. Possibly sent before June 1852.

No. 327 Sent to U.S. Consul Robert H. Belden in Mazatlán, Mexico. Taken from New York to Mexico by Freeman and Co.’s Express.

No. 328 Sent to bankers Fitz and Ralston in San Francisco, California. Taken from Diamond Springs to San Francisco by Freeman and Co.’s Express.

No. 329 Sent to Flint, Peabody and Co. in San Francisco, California. Taken from Melbourne, Australia, to San Francisco by Freeman and Co.’s Express. Inside contains a circular dated January 10, 1855 concerning the business partnership between Flint, Peabody and Co. and Cobb and Bowles in Melbourne.