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Sent by express

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

No. 540 Sent to Miss H. F. Johnson in Brownsmith, Ohio. Taken from Camptonville to Marysville, California, by F. Rumrill and Co.’s Express. Frank Rumrill, a former agent of Gregory’s Express in Marysville, started his own express between Marysville, Downieville, and surrounding points. Rumrill sold the company in 1855, and went east to get married.

No. 540A Sent to James H. Haun in Marysville, California. Sent from Georgetown, Kentucky, in 1854. Taken part of the way by F. Rumrill and Co.’s Express.

No. 541 Sent from Georgetown, Kentucky, and picked up in Marysville, California, by F. Rumrill and Co.’s Express and delivered to James H. Haun at Nelson Creek.

No. 542 Addressed to Ferdinand McCann in Downieville, and forwarded by F. Rumrill and Co.’s Express to Marysville, California. Inside is a letter dated November 12, 1853, from William and Mary Purdy in Coldwater, Michigan.

No. 543 Taken by F. Rumrill and Co.’s Express from Forest City to the County Clerk in Downieville, California.

Photograph of the Orleva House on the La Porte Road.