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In Utah, the telegraph reaches Salt Lake City and Brigham Young sends a message to President Lincoln

Brigham Young, detail
The advance of the continuous telegraph line across the United States, almost complete, reached Salt Lake City.  Immediately, the Mormon leader Brigham Young sent a celebratory message to President Lincoln in Washington DC.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 E.J. Burrows, ed., The Great Rebellion of 1861: Twelve Months' History of the United States ... (Philadelphia, PA: C. Sherman & Son, 1862), 46.