Sent by express
Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Greathouse and Slicer’s Express and Green’s Express.
No. 343 Sent to Tandler and Co. at the Custom House Block in San Francisco, California. Sent with a package of $212.25 in coin. Taken from Yreka by Greathouse and Slicer’s Express, and forwarded by Wells Fargo from Sonora to San Francisco.
No. 344 Sent to Tandler and Co. in San Francisco, California. Taken from Yreka by Greathouse and Slicer’s Express, and forwarded by Wells Fargo to San Francisco.
No. 345 Sent to A. M. Rosborough in Shasta, California. Taken from Yreka by Greathouse and Slicer’s Express. Although this letter was sent in a pre-paid Wells Fargo envelope, it was not delivered by Wells Fargo since Greathouse and Slicer’s Express ran from Yreka to Shasta.
No. 346 Sent to Mrs. Elizabeth Jones in Grass Valley, California. Sent by U.S. mail from Burlington, Iowa, and taken to Grass Valley by Green’s Express. Possibly sent in 1855. Green’s Express started in 1850 as a one man delivery route by Jerry A. Green from Nevada City to surrounding camps. He later extended service to Grass Valley.
No. 347 Sent to John R. Mc Henry at the U.S. Hotel in Nevada City, California. Inside is a letter dated June 25, 1854. Taken by Green’s Express from Clinton (later Moore’s Flat) to Nevada City.
Photograph of Haggerty’s Store in Moore’s Flat, California, 1930s. This brick store is the sole remaining vestige of the once flourishing mining town of Moore’s Flat, Nevada County. Known as Clinton until 1857, Moore’s Flat had a population of 1500. It possessed several streets and many stores. The Zellerbach family started here as storekeepers and bankers.