The American Express in its relation to Buffalo : a paper prepared at the request of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1863 / by Henry Wells.

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Wells, Henry, 1805-1878. The American Express in its relation to Buffalo : a paper prepared at the request of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1863 / by Henry Wells.

The American Express in its relation to Buffalo : a paper prepared at the request of the Buffalo Historical Society, 1863 / by Henry Wells.

Describes the early days of the "people's express," including hardships faced by the expressmen, encouragement of Erastus Corning and Buffalo bankers, the fight against high postage, and the delivery of oysters to Buffalo by express from Albany.

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