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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) Statement Showing expenditures on account of Magnetic Telegraph

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04234 Author/Creator: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1 January 1844 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 37.8 x 24.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Details the amount of money drawn from the Treasury, expenditure, and the balance left for the magnetic telegraph. Morse signed as Superintendent of the Electro Magnetic Telegraph. Entire right edge of paper is damaged with paper loss.

Background Information: Morse is credited with inventing the telegraph and Morse code. In 1844, he sent the first telegraphic message, from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. He was also an accomplished artist and ...politician. See More

People: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsTelegraphFinanceScience and TechnologyInventor

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