RAILROAD TELEGRAPH LINES WEST OF PITTSBURG.

[New York: April 16, 1853]. 4pp, each page printed in two columns. Caption title, as issued. Dated and signed in type at the end. Very Good.

This formal Opinion of Counsel, evidently unrecorded, addresses "the right of using Morse's instruments on Railroad Telegraph Lines west of Pittsburg." No one, say the authors, is "more familiar with the whole history of the contracts and controversies in Telegraph matters" than the Chesters. They conclude that the firm of Wade & Eckert is fully authorized to furnish those Lines to the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, "with Morse instruments, with the right to use the same." The Chesters firmly rebut, with much information on the history of the controversy, "the extravagance and the emptiness of the seeming claim" to the contrary made by Amos Kendall, who represents "the Morse patentees."
Not located on OCLC as of January 2019, or in Cohen, Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. Not at the online sites of AAS, Boston Athenaeum, NYPL, Newberry, Harvard, Yale. Item #35562

Price: $750.00