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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.

Transcription:

THE
NORTH-WESTERN
EXPRESS CO.
WILL FORWARD
PACKAGED & FREIGHT
TO AND FROM
SAINT PAUL.......... M.T.
DUBUQUE............ Iowa
GALENA............. Ill.
LA CROSSE.......... Wis.
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN. Wis.
PRESCOTT........... Wis.
WINONA............. M.T.
LANSING........... Iowa
RED WING.......... M.T.
HUDSON........... Wis.
STILLWATER......... M.T.
ST. ANTHONY........ M.T.
MINNEAPOLIS........ M.T.
AND ALL POINTS
IN NORTHERN IOWA,
AND MINNESOTA
Connecting with the
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.
To all parts of the
U.S., CANADAS,
And Europe.
NORTH-WESTERN EXPRESS COMPANY
J.C. BURBANK & CO., - - - PROPRIETORS.
Red Wing. Saint Paul, June 14" 1858.
Mr. J. Lawther delivered
to us one Package said to contain
Money (Gold) valued at $400.
Marked C. Graham Henderson, Min,
which we undertake Take responsibility. to forward Transport. to Henderson.

Only, perils of navigation excepted. And it is hereby expressly agreed that said NORTH-WESTERN EXPRESS COMPANY are not to be held liable for any loss or damage of any Box of Package for over Fifty dollars, unless the just and true value thereof is herein stated; nor for any loss or damage by fire; nor upon any property or thing, unless properly packed and secured for transportation; nor upon fragile fabrics, unless so marked upon the package containing the same; nor upon any fabrics consisting of or contained in glass.
FOR BURBANK & CO.

P. M. Wright, Agent
M. Brown Clk.