Official of Freeman & Co. Offers Free Transportation Aboard Steamer For Associate
John H. Freeman was a prominent California expressman. In 1851 he sold his business to Adams & Co. and became their agent in Sacramento and Panama. Soon after the collapse of Adams in 1855, Freeman established Freeman & Co.'s Express, and his business grew until November 1859, when he stopped service after selling out to Wells, Fargo & Co.
Office of Freeman & Co., California Express, 50 Broadway, New York, August 3, 1855, 1 1/2 pp, 4 3/4 x 7 3/4, ALS by John Heddin to an unnamed recipient.
“By the last steamer I am delighted to hear of your safe arrival with our Express at San Fran and beg to renew my thanks for your disinterested kindness in so faithfully looking out for the interests of “F & C”
“We are getting on swimmingly (130 pkgs last time!) & feel sanguine of success. I hope that you make yourself sociable with our boys at your end and that they treat you as well as you deserve.
“When you want to come home, show this note to Freeman & he will send you back as messenger, according to agreement. I hope that you will be happy & prosperous and shall be glad to see you back to your native soil.
“Please give my regards to Mr. Young. I sincerely hope that his health is restored.
“Without time to add more, believe me
Folds, light toning. Excellent.
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