New York Times, “A Telegraphic Bureau,” September 1, 1858

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“A Telegraphic Bureau,” New York Times, September 1, 1858, p. 4: 5.
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Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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A Telegraphic Bureau.

There is one item in the late news from England of singular importance. It is that Lord DERBY has signified a willingness that charter of the Telegraph Company shall be amended in a manner satisfactory to the American Government. As matters now stand, the use of the Telegraph is wholly denied against this Government, except under the surveillance of that of Great Britain. The remedy for this intolerable evil can only be obtained by treaty. Each Government ought to have the power of appointing its own operators to receive and send its messages; for by this expedient alone can the secrecy of public dispatches be guarded. A Magnetic Telegraph Bureau will very soon become an indispensable part of the machinery of every Government, not less so than a Post-Office Department.

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