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Sent by express

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

No. 405 Sent to Walter L. Rounsevell in Sacramento, California. Forwarded by Hunter’s Express from Sacramento to Greenwood for $1.70. This cover once contained a letter dated June 9, 1851, from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Hunter and Co.’s Express served the territory between the various Forks of the American River. Wells Fargo joined with Hunter’s Express on July 15, 1854.

No. 406 Sent to Walter L. Rounsevell in Sacramento, California. Forwarded by Hunter’s Express from Sacramento to Greenwood for $1.35. This cover once contained a letter that left New Bedford, Massachusetts October 21, 1851.

No. 407 Sent from Fairfield, Connecticut to Henry Sturges in Sacramento, California. Forwarded by Hunter’s Express from Sacramento to Murderer’s Bar for $1.25, more than $30 today.

No. 408 Sent to the Secretary of State of California, W. Van Voorhies. Received April 27, 1852. Taken by Hunter’s Express from Coloma to Sacramento.

No. 409 Sent by Hunter’s Express from Coloma, California, to A. P. Catlin in Mormon Island. Inside is a letter dated April 21, 1852 from General Thomas H. Williams.

No. 410 Sent to Tandler and Co.’s in Sacramento, California. Features a cut out frank for Hunter’s Express from Yankee Jim’s. Inside is a letter from Polly Miller in German Prairie to her uncle, J. L. Miller.

No. 411 “Memorial from the residents of Placerville, California, for legislation for better observance of the Sabbath.” Received and referred to the Committee on Public Vice and Immorality in Sacramento. Taken by Hunter’s Express.