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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) [Expenditures for first telegraph between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04894 Author/Creator: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese (1791-1872) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 31 March 1843 - 8 April 1843 Pagination: 3 p. ; 32.1 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Records expenditures for many of the key components for the first telegraph line between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. Entitled "United States in account with Samuel F. B. Morse." Includes traveling expenses, advertising, office supplies, salaries, and wire.

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., "What hath God wrought!" 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 CivicsInventionInventorScience and TechnologyTelegraphWashington, D.C.

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