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Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

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December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 24, 1842  The bottom of the back page has a brief & inconspicuous 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" (see for portions); "Railroads and Canals" "Report of the Secretary of the Navy" & "The United States Brig Somers" among others.
Complete in 16 pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War