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Form 708

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. or 50 cents per pound on shipments in excess of 100 pounds, unless a greater value Is declared and higher rates paid.

Wells, Fargo & Company 'Express



Received from
Ta~ffs In effe~ on ~e

Classifications and

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,Consigned to,------=-----;---"=-----;--------:';f-=-=:-=---77~------'-=~--,---_
Which the Company agrees to carry upon the following terms and conditions, to'which
the shipper agrees, and as evidence thereof, accepts this receipt.
I. The provisions of this receipt shall inure to tIie benefit of and be binding upon the con·5 - Continued.
signor, the cdnsignee and all carriers handling this shipment. and shall apply to any recoQe. Loss or damage in any way arising out of the examination by, or partial delivery
signment or return thereof.
to the consignee of C. O. D. shipments.
2. In consideration of the rate charged for carrying said property which is regulated by
f. Any loss or damage occurring to shipments delivered by instructions of consignor
the value thereof and is ba.ed upon a valuation of not exceeding Fifty dollars for any shipor consignee at stations where there is no agent of the Company after such ship.
ment of 100 pounds or less, and nbt exceeding Fifty cents per pound for any shipment in
ments have been left at such stations.
excess of 100 pounds, unless a greater value is declared at time of shipment, the shipper
6. Packages containing fragile articles or articles consisting wholly or in part of glass must
agrees that the Company shall not he liahle in any event for more than Fifty dollars ($50), be packed so as to insure safe transportation by Express with ordinary care. If not so
on any shipment of 100 pounds or less, and for not exceeding Fifty' cents per pound on a packed and plainlY marked so as to indicate the nature of the contents the Company shall
shipment weighing more than 100 pounds unless a greater value is stated herem; and said not be liable for damage to such shipment unless proved to be neglillent.
property is valued at, and the liability of the Company is hereby limited to, the values
7. If no Express Company has an agency at tbe point of destinatIOn, said property may
above stated, unless a greater value is declared at the time of shipment aQd stated herein, , be carried to the agency nearest or most convenient thereto and·the consignee notified.
and charge for value paid or agreed to be paid therefor.
8. Claims for loss, damage, or delay must be made in writing to the carrier at the point of
3. !Said praper,ty is accepted as merchandise only, and the Company shall not be liable for delivery or at the point of origin within four months after delivery of said property, or, in
the loss of money, bullion, bonds, coupons, jewelry. precious stones, valuable papers or other case of failure to make delivery. then within four months after a reasonable time for delivery
matter of extraordinary value, unless such articles ~re enumerated in the receipt, as the has elapsed.
Camllany does not transport such articles except through its money department.
Suits must be instituted within one year after rejection of claims.
4. UriJess caused hy its own negligence, the Company shall not be liable for Unless claims are so made and suits so brought the carrier shall not be liable.
a. Difference in weight or quantity caused by shrinkage. leakage. or evaporation.
9. If any C. O. D. is not paid within thirty days after notice of non-delivery has been
b. Tbe death, injury or escape of live freigbt.
mailed to the sbipper, the Company may, at its option, return tbe property to tbe consignor
5. The Company shall not be liable for loss, damage, or delay. caused byand collect the charges for transportation both ways.
a. The act or default of the shipper or owner.
10. The Company sball not be required to make free delivery at points where it maintains
b. The nature of the property, or defect or inherent vice therein.
no free delivery service nar,at any point beyond its establ~bedand published delivery limits.
c. Improper or insufficient packing, securing or ad~re5sing.
d. The Act of God, public enemies, authority af law, quarantine, riots, strikes, perils
of navigation, the hazards or dangers incident to a state of war, or occurring in
Customs ~arehouse.



For the Company



The Company's charge is based upon the value of the property, which must be declared by the shipper.

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Wells Fargo & Co Express
Domestic and Foreign Exchange Department
issues at low rates

Money Orders ------,

which can be endorsed from
one person to another and
used for remittance to all
places in the United States,
Canada, M e x icC? and all
C a u n t r i e s of the World.
Moriey prof9.ptly refunded on
lost or stolen orderso

,....-..--Travelers Checks,----:-l
for the safe and convenient
use of travelers, at home or,
a b r 0 ad. Accepted at par.
by Hotels, Merchants, and
Railroad or Steamship Companies.
The signature affixed at time of purchase
assures identification.



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