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    Two Pony Express-Related Items: "Overland Mail to California" and "Office of the Overland Mail Company Salt Lake City, Utah Territory," both 1861. The first item is a bag register for the Great Overland Mail to California, measuring 8" x 10". Postmaster contract time of arrival and departure bags noted to San Francisco, Sacrament, Placerville, Salt Lake City, Carson City, and Marysville, with number of bags shipped. The second item, 8" x 10" as well, is a short note on beautiful letterhead with a vignette of an Overland U.S.M. Stagecoach. The note reads, "L.H. Hookfield & Co. Virginia City, (Montana). Gentlemen, your favor of the 5th is just at hand. Currency is very scarce here, now and I am unable to comply with your request to send you $5000. by mail at 1% premium. Very truly yours, T. F. Tracy Agt., per Parsons." Both items Pony Express-related.

    Condition: Bag register document is very good-fine, with slight discoloration and chips on edges. Salt Lake City letterhead is very fine.


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