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Sent by express

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

No. 523 Sent by mail to Stockton and taken by Reynolds and Co. Express to Thomas L. Harris in Sonora, California. Angevine Reynolds was one of the early rivals of A. H. Todd, the first recorded expressman in California. He started operating in January 1850, running from Stockton to the southern mines. He later operated out of Sacramento and connected with Dodge and Co. to the East Coast. On Oct. 8, 1851, Reynolds joined Todd to form Reynolds, Todd and Co. Express.

No. 524 Sent from Mokelumne Hill to Stockton by Reynolds and Co. Express and forwarded by Gregory Express to Gov. McDougal in Vallejo, California.

No. 525 Sent from Mokelumne Hill in September 1851 to Stockton and forwarded by Gregory Express to Gov. McDougal in Vallejo, California.

No. 526 Sent from Sacramento to John Haines in Stockton, but delivered to him by Reynolds and Co. Express in Sonora, California. Inside is a letter dated January 6, 1851 from Oakland Ranch, California.

Photograph of the old hotel in Mokelumne Hill, California, 1930s.