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    WELLS, BUTTERFIELD & COMPANY $15,000 GOLDRUSH REWARD 1855. Buffalo, 3rd October, 1855. Great content Reward circular, from Wells, Butterfield, Livingston and Fargo. American Express Founders & also Wells Fargo & Company Express. "Said boxes on their arrival at the sub-Treasury, in New York, were found to Contain Buck Shot, of size 140 to the pound, and press balls, of the size of 100 to the pound, to the amount of 174 pounds in weight, and 26 pounds of sheet lead, No. 4. It is claimed by the Assistant Treasurer, at Dubuque, that the boxes each contained Gold Coin to the amount of $25,000. Now, therefore, for the purpose of discovering where and how this fraud was committed, and bring to justice the perpetrators thereof, the AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY".
    WILL PAY $10,000 FOR THE RECOVERY OF THE MONEY,
    $5,000 FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE OFFENDER.

    And they will pay liberally for information relative to the making of said boxes, the furnishing such Lead, Balls, Shot." Very fine condition, very, light creases.


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