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Letter to Sir Benjamin Hawes pertaining to the electric telegraph

Littlehampton Oct 5/37

Dear Sir

If the electric telegraph should succeed it will be one of the most striking novelties of this inventive age — and I should have been most happy to have been present at the experiment, to which you were so good as to invite me, if I had been nearer London. But anxious to make the most of my time here in recruiting my strength for the incessant labour of my office I thought it most prudent to deny myself that gratification. I am however not the less sensible of your flattering kindness in recollecting, Dear Sir.

Yours very faithfully
F. Beaufort

B. Hawes Esqre

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.