Punch,  29 (1855), 245.

The Enemy at Berlin



Letter, Spoof


Telegraphy, Charlatanry, Race, Religion, Error, Commerce, War

    Addressed to the Lord Mayor of London, David Salomons, discusses a telegraphic communication from Berlin regarding a loan to the Russians organized by the leading banking house, Mendelssohn & Co. Reflecting that, like Salomons, the Mendelssohns are Jewish, observes that they would be a disgrace to the Jewish community should the report prove accurate. Notes that the 'Electric-Telegraph sometimes tells fibs', but asserts that, if the communication is true, 'the indignation and the power' of Salomons should be raised against the firm.

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