Fourth Period Westbound: July 1, 1861 - October 24, 1861
Wells Fargo Type 2 ($1.00) Franked Envelopes

Type 2 franked envelope indicates $1 Express fee paid - sent August 15 in U.S. mails to St. Joseph
10˘ stamped envelope paid the U.S. ˝ ounce transcontinental rate from New York to California


Sent from New York on October 5, 1861 in U.S. mails to the Pony Express agent at St. Joseph
St. Joseph “oval in circle” marking applied on October 10 Pony Express departure for California

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Richard Frajola, May 2006