No. 83, Miscellaneous
8th October 1864
I have the honor to transmit the copy of a letter received from the President of the California State Telegraph Company.
This letter being handed to me by Mr Gamble, an Officer of that Company I informed him verbally that as Mr Carpentier proposed to communicate directly with you on the subject of his letterIManuscript image I would simply acknowledge its contents.
I have the honor to be,
Your very obedient Servant
A.E. Kennedy
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
Both Governors, Seymour & Kennedy, have been instructed to amend the Acts of their respective Legislatures granting exclusive privileges to this Telegraph Company.
VJ 1 Decr
I suppose we shall hear from Mr Carpentier. Wait thereupon and ackne.
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Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Horace W. Carpentier, President, California State Telegraph Co., to Kennedy, 22 September 1864, commenting on the recent notification that his company could not be granted exclusive rights to telegraphic communication to the colony.
Other documents included in the file
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Kennedy, No. 71, 29 December 1864, acknowledging receipt of the letter and encouraging Kennedy’s further cooperation with Seymour to amend each colony’s legislation regarding telegraph line monopolies.