The Complete Letter Writer
Telegraphy, Electricity, Medical Practitioners
Speculates that if the 'Electric Telegraph' is extended 'to every house', it would have such consequences as enabling 'doctors to consult with his patients without leaving his friends', and allowing members of 'polite circles' to respond quickly to party invitations. Believes the 'Electric Telegraph for the million' will turn the General Post Office into a 'sinecure' since 'all letter-writing would be henceforth nothing more than a dead letter'.
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