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Sent by express

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

No. 430 Sent to John K. Dustin in Quincy, Massachusetts. Inside is a letter dated November 2, 1853, from Daniel Dustin in French Coral, California. Taken by Langton and Brothers Yuba River Express. Samuel W. Langton owned a series of expresses that dominated the Yuba River region between Marysville and Downieville, and extended as far as Nevada City. He died in 1864 and his relatives sold out to Lamping and Co. in 1865.

No. 431 Sent from Downieville, California, to Lawrence in Marysville. Taken by Langton’s Express.

No. 432 Sent by Langton and Brothers Express from Chip’s Flat to Downieville, California and then east by mail to Ransom Riley in East Hartford, Connecticut.

No. 433 Sent to Tandler and Co. at No. 5 Custom House Block in San Francisco, California. Taken by Langton and Brothers Express from Downieville, and Wells Fargo from Nevada.

No. 434 Sent by Langton and Brothers Express from Forest City to Marysville, California and on by mail to Joseph Carroll in Richmond, Indiana.

No. 435 Sent by Langton and Brothers Express from French Corral to Marysville and on to L. E. Ritter in San Francisco. Inside is a letter dated April 8, 1850, from J. Demine

Receipt signed by Sam. W. Langton.