Mokelumne Hill, California Express Receipts, Gold Rush Era [155381]

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Mokelumne Hill, California Express Receipts, Gold Rush Era [155381]
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Lot of 2 different. Rare. Calaveras County mining town founded in 1848 by a group of Oregonians. Very rich gold deposits. 1) Adams & Co. Express & Banking House Second of Exchange. Handwritten dateline Mok. Hill above printed San Francisco. No. 4608, issued to Henry Messenger for $300 on March 8, 1854. Signed Adams & Co. Pen transferred to Newall & Co. agents per. A.M. Mitchell. Black border and print on blue paper. Three vignettes: placer mining scene (top center), allegorical (left) and California state seal (bottom center). Printed by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. 4 x 8.25" Folds, creases. 2) Unused shipping receipt for Newell & Co's Express. Dateline Mokelumne Hill, 1851. Left border lists offices in SF, Stockton, Sonora, Mokelumne Hill, and in all the Principal Cities in Oregon. Black print on light blue paper. Evening Picayune Print.4 x 8.75"

Date: 1851-54
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City: Mokelumne Hill