Fourth Period Westbound: July 1, 1861 - October 24, 1861
New York "California Pony Express" Marking
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Datelined London, England - July 20 New York Pony Express marking indicates $1 Express fee paid
Arrived under cover at St Joseph on July 28 - delivered to Express agent for transmission by pony

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Datelined Washington, D.C. July 31, 1861 - arrived under cover at St. Joseph on August 8
Congressional free frank for U.S. transcontinental postage - no indication that Express fee was paid
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Richard Frajola, May 2006