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April 17, 2015

April 17, 1877. Wells Fargos business was growing exponentially, and John J. Valentine looked for ways to help his agents. By order of the General Superintendent, supply officer Aaron Stein wrote to the agent in Columbia, California, Wells Fargo receipts would no longer be one color: black. We send you a Forwarding Receipt Book, Stein said, with its pages printed in red ink. He explained, The book is designed for the use of money packages only. Henceafter, the long-winded Stein commanded, when ordering you will greatly oblige us by specifying what kind of book you desire.