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Bound volume---10 June-21 October 1844

Bound volume---10 June-21 October 1844



With remarkable foresight, Morse, already keenly aware of the potential for misuse of the new communication medium, writes to his assistant in Washington. Only months after the telegraph has begun operation, Morse warns Vail to "be especially careful not to give a partisan character to any information you may transmit." Morse's instructions display his insights into the importance of objectivity and accuracy for both the messenger and the message.





Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872.


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