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Sent by Express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Leland and McCombe’s Express, Leland and McCombe’s Southern Express, Loon Creek Express, and Martin’s Spokane Falls and Wardner Stage and Express.

No. 460 San Francisco Daily Herald, Saturday Morning, May 13, 1854. Delivered by Leland and McCombe’s Express

No. 461 Sent to Abel Sterns in Los Angeles, California. Inside is a letter dated September 14, 1854, from A. B. Thompson in San Francisco. Thompson was from Santa Barbara and a cousin of Frank Thompson, Capt. of the Alert mentioned frequently in Richard Henry Dana’s “Two Years Before the Mast.” Sent by Leland and McCombe’s Southern Express, which operated for a short time on ships from San Francisco to the Southern Coast. This cover went by the ship the Goliah.

No. 462 Unused cover with a frank for Wells Fargo and Loon Creek Express, which ran from Idaho City to Loon Creek in the Idaho Territory. C. J. Tassel listed as messenger.

No. 463 Unused cover with a frank for Wells Fargo and Loon Creek Express, which indicates that letters for Loon Creek should be marked care of Shepard’s Express, Idaho City, Idaho Territory.

No. 464 Sent to Miss Walter Bros in Portland, Oregon, by Martin’s Spokane Falls and Wardner Stage and Express Line.