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Sent by express

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

No. 551 Sent from Georgetown, Kentucky, and addressed to James H. Haun in Yuba City, California. Picked up by Singer and Co.’s Express at Marysville and delivered to James Haun, probably at Nelson’s Creek. W. E. Singer started his express company in 1853 or 1854, and operated from Marysville to all points on the Feather River. After the failure of Adams and Co.’s Express, Singer and Co. connected with Wells Fargo. It joined with another express in 1856 to become Singer and Morrow’s Express.

No. 552 Sent by mail from Georgetown, Kentucky, and addressed to James H. Haun in Marysville, California. Forwarded by Singer and Co.’s Express at Marysville and delivered to James Haun elsewhere.

No. 553 Sent to Thomas Bowman in Marysville, California. One of the earliest collections on record. W. S. Dean employed Singer and Co. to collect $35.50 from Thomas Bowman. Dean then delivered the money to Wells Fargo at Marysville. Displayed here is the itemized bill sent with this cover.

Photograph of the Woodleaf Hotel in Woodleaf, California, on the La Porte Road, 1930s.