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Sent by express

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by W. H. Robinson Express, Robinson and Co.’s Express, San Francisco City Dispatch Post, and Reynolds and Co.’s Express.

No. 544 Sent from Schenectady, New York, to Dudley Emerson Jones in Sacramento, California. Delivered by W. H. Robinson Express to Jones in Murphy’s Camp. Although W. H. Robinson called himself an “Express Agent” he was in reality an Express Company, handling mail, packages, and bullion.

No. 545 Unused cover with a frank for Robinson and Co.’s Express which ran from Sacramento to Murphy’s Camp, California.

No. 545A Sent from Benicia to John Mc Henry in San Francisco, California. Inside is a letter dated October 31, 1851 from Benicia. Taken by San Francisco City Dispatch Post.

No. 545B Sent to Charles W. Larrabee in San Francisco, California. Taken by Reynolds and Co.’s Express, which operated throughout the southern mines.

Photograph of Murphy’s old store in Murphy’s Camp, California, 1930s.