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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Palmer and Co.’s Express, N. O. Pauly’s Express, and Pescadero and Half Moon Bay Stage Co.’s Express.

No. 508 Sent to Gov. McDougal in San Jose, California. Taken by Palmer and Co.’s Express, an early nationwide express company, first advertised in 1850. Apparently it failed and was succeeded by Mumby and Co.

No. 509 Sent by Palmer and Co.’s Express from Sacramento to Charles Homer in San Francisco, California. Inside is a letter dated December 16, 1850.

No. 510 Sent to Mrs. Eli Romine in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Sent from either Eureka or Jamison City to Gibsonville, California, and then east by mail. Taken by N. O. Pauly’s Express.

No. 511 Unused cover with a frank for N. O. Pauly’s Express.

No. 512 Sent to Scalmanini and Frapolli in San Francisco, California. Taken by Pescadero and Half Moon Bay Stage Co.’s Express.

Photograph of Crane House on the road from Marysville to La Porte, California, 1930s.