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    [Telegraph]: MEMORIAL OF HENRY O'REILLY, PROPOSING A SYSTEM OF INTERCOMMUNICATION BY MAIL AND TELEGRAPH, ALONG A MILITARY ROAD THROUGH OUR OWN TERRITORIES, BETWEEN THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC STATES, (BEING THE PLAN APPROVED BY THE ST. LOUIS NATIONAL CONVENTION, IN 1849.) 32d Cong., 1st Sess. SMD67. 1852. April 6, 1852. 34pp, disbound, some wear and tanning. Good+. O'Reilly, a Rochester journalist, had emigrated from Ireland. "After the invention of the telegraph (he) entered upon the word of extending the lines to the west, but became involved in lawsuits which almost ruined him financially." Appleton. He later became postmaster of Rochester. FIRST EDITION.

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    January, 2015
    8th-15th Thursday-Thursday
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