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August 17, 1855. Wells Fargo had left the Panic of 1855 behind. Advertisements blossomed in major newspapers for the first time listing all Wells Fargo agencies. They numbered 43. Aside from Portland, Panama, and Honolulu, and Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, all were in the gold regions. Other announcements informed customers that for the first time, they could purchase printed prepaid Wells Fargo envelopes in bulk. As one newspaper stated in flowery prose, "The business community, appreciating the safety, dispatch and prompt delivery of their mails--running as they do to all points and by every regular conveyance--often reap the benefit of the Wells Fargo's enterprise in quick returns to their correspondence."

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