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Telegraphic Dispatch, Thaddeus Hyatt to T. W. Higginson
Author: Hyatt, Thaddeus
Date: October 20, 1856

This telegraphic dispatch was sent from New York by Thaddeus Hyatt, to Thomas Higginson in Worcester, Massachusetts via the Union Telegraphic Company. Hyatt was eager to inform Higginson of an important meeting that he should consider attending if at all possible.

Keywords: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911; Hyatt, Thaddeus; New York; Telegraph; Worcester, Massachusetts

Letter, Charles M. Stebbins, Booneville, Missouri, to Alfred Gray
Author: Stebbins, Charles M.
Date: September 18, 1858

Stebbins was building a telegraph line from St. Louis, Missouri, to Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, and wrote Gray about what would be required to get him to run the line through Quindaro, Kansas Territory. Stebbins included a draft of a document for raising subscriptions to underwrite the cost of building the telegraph line. Details included maintaining a telegraph office in Quindaro for a year and providing up to $1000 in telegraph services if $1000 was raised to pay to Stebbins.

Keywords: Booneville, Missouri; Gray, Alfred; Missouri; Quindaro, Kansas Territory; Stebbins, Charles M.; Telegraph; Town promotion; Wyandotte County, Kansas Territory

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