Punch,  32 (1857), 18.

Rather an Expensive Message



Notes, Drollery


Telegraphy, Commerce, Language

    Speculates on the cost that the 'Submarine Telegraph Company' (i.e. the Atlantic Telegraph Company) will charge the President of the United States, Franklin Pierce, for using the transatlantic telegraph. Warns the president that 'there is nothing like a Telegraph Office for testing the value of words'.

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