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Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...
Item # 612104
December 24, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842
* Samuel Morse
The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may converse with each other. There is every probability that he will be afforded the means of fully testing its practicability. It would be a wonderful improvement indeed, if effected."
And what an understatement that was. This was the beginning of distant communication which continues to evolve to this day.
Other articles of interest within this issue include those headed: "Appointments by the President" "Correspondence On the African Slave Trade" "Railroads and Canals" "Report of the Secretary of the Navy" "The United States Brig Somers" and more.
Sixteen pages, 8 3/4 by 12 inches. Very good condition.
This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."
Category: Pre-Civil War