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October 23, 1852. Young John Quincy Jackson came to California expecting to dig for gold, but instead of mining, he found himself working behind the counter of Wells Fargo's busy express office in Auburn, California. Jackson wrote home to his family in Virginia on October 23, 1852, describing his duties as Wells Fargo's agent in Auburn. “I have charge of a large express office and banking house….what I have to do is quite confining, staying in my office all day till 10 at night, buying [gold] dust, forwarding & receiving packages of every kind, from and to everywhere, filling out drafts for the eastern mails in all sorts of sums, from $50 to $1000 and drawing checks on the offices below.”

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