Punch, 35 (1858), 96.
The Sub-Atlantic Liberator
Telegraphy, Language, Race, Morality
Atlantic Telegraph Company
Discusses the grammatical infelicities in a message sent by the Atlantic telegraph. Considers the 'frequent omission of verbs, prepositions, articles, and pronouns' to be 'as remarkable as it is cheering', and to indicate that the author is black. Believes the employment of a black man on the Atlantic telegraph 'will afford a practical proof of the essential humanity of the African race' and of the American's recognition of their duty towards them.
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