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James Lawther

Title: Receipt From North-Western Express Company
Type: Document
Date: 1858
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.
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Receipt From North-Western Express Company

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  1. 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?



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  2. Why might Lawther wish to deliver something as valuable as $400 by rail and not in person?



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  3. If the North-Western Express Company needed to ship something to Europe, how would they accomplish it?



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  4. What might the "perils of navigation" suggested on this receipt mean?



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