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Telegraphs for the United States : Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Transmitting a Report upon the Subject of a System of Telegraphs for the United States

Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 /

Published by Washington, D.C. : Thomas Allen, print., 1837 / Reprint / FBRE Ltd., Clean and Unmarked Text, 1837
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37 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Biographical note: Morse, a portrait painter, was intrigued by the possible use of the recently discovered magneto-electricity as a means of recording intelligence at a distance. For five years he worked on crude models, then in 1837, he sought financial assistance and a patent from the U.S. government. On February 21, 1838, his instrument was demonstrated before the President and Cabinet and a bill to appropriate $30,000 for an experimental line was introduced in congress. by a narrow margin of eight votes the bill was passed in 1843 and a line from Washington to Baltimore was immediately begun. On May 24, 1844, the first message was tapped out by Morse in Washington to his assistant, Alfred Vail, in Baltimore. Size: Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5025989

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Title: Telegraphs for the United States : Letter ...

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Thomas Allen, print., 1837 / Reprint / FBRE Ltd., Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1837

Binding: Scarce Title.

Illustrator: Some b/w Illustrations

Edition: Velo Bound / Flex Cover.

Book Type: American History, Biography

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