Title: Receipt From North-Western Express Company
Source: Goodhue County Historical Society
Description: Lawther shipped many items, including gold, by rail during his time in Red Wing. This is the receipt he received from one shipment of gold to Henderson, Minnesota.
- The North-Western Express Company has agreed to ship gold worth $400 for Lawther. In what cases will the company not insure delivery of his package?
- Why might Lawther wish to deliver something as valuable as $400 by rail and not in person?
- If the North-Western Express Company needed to ship something to Europe, how would they accomplish it?
- What might the "perils of navigation" suggested on this receipt mean?