THE MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
PRINTING AND MORSE LINES.
DIRECT TO ALL STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH PROVINCES,
OFFICES. — 432 Pennsylvania Av., U.S. CAPITOL, and Willard's
Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Terms and conditions on which Messages are received by this Company for Transmission.
The public are advised that in order to guard against mistakes in the transmission of messages, every message of importance ought to be repeated by being sent back from the station by which it is to be received to the station from which it was originally sent — half the usual price for transmission will be charged for repeating the message, and while this company will as heretofore use every precaution to ensure correctness, it will not be responsible for mistakes or delays in the transmission of unrepeated messages from whatever cause they may arise, nor for delays arising from interruptions in the working of its telegraphs, nor for any mistake or omission of any other company over whose lines message is to be sent to reach the place of destination. All messages will hereafter be received by this company for transmission subject to the above conditions.
CAMBRIDGE LIVINGSTON, Sec'y N.S. SANFORD, Pres't
145 BROADWAY, N.Y 145 BROADWAY, N.Y.
Dated San Francisco 16 Decr 17 1861.
Rec'd Washington, Dec 17 1861 ... o'clock, ... min. M.
To Wm. P Dole
Comr. indian affairs.
The goods have all arrived
no money here to pay freigh
Mr Ecker [Rector] of Oregon is here &
wants the Oregon goods shipped
immediately please telegraph
Instructions Dewett Kettle & Co.
Want their money immediately
Jno. P. H. Wentworth
Supt Agt Southern
Dist of Cal.
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