The $60,000 Telegram That Helped Abraham Lincoln Abolish Slavery

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  1. W9GB

    W9GB Ham Member QRZ Page

    The $60,000 Telegram That Helped Abraham Lincoln Abolish Slavery
    https://time.com/5832758/abraham-lincoln-slavery-telegram/

    Ainissa Ramirez (MIT Press Reader) has a story in today’s TIME magazine, about a chapter during Lincoln’s presidency that I was not aware of.
    ==
    The “new technology” of the telegraph (1844, first telegraph message), transmitted the state’s new constitution so that Nevada could be admitted as a US. State. Those 40 single-spaced pages of text (electronic constitution) cost $4,303.27 ($60,000 today).

    Lincoln signed Nevada’s admittance as a state on October 30, 1864.
    Nevada participated in the 1864 Federal Election and its single Representative in the US House voted for the 13th Amendment on January 31, 1865.

    Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln focuses on this time period (late 1964-April 1965) in his presidency,
    it is unfortunate that this story, from that period, was omitted.
     
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  2. KB0RTQ

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    Fantastic read! Thank you for posting this.
     
  3. K3NTH

    K3NTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    fun information, thanks for posting
     
  4. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Spielberg film has a rather narrow focus. That aside it was very well done and Daniel Day-Lewis did a great job, as expected. There is a scene with Lincoln in what appears to be a telegraph room with a couple of operators.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    こんにちはW9GB。

    面白い話ですね。
    もっと知りたい。

    73、日本からのJF1IRQ
     
  6. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    こんにちは、K3XR

    リンカーンの映画は見なかった。

    リンカーン映画用の音楽CDを購入しました。
    サウンドトラックを持っています。

    73、日本からのJF1IRQ
     
  7. VE6MB

    VE6MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    A great read indeed....thanks for sharing.
     
  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page


    Google Translate by moderator:

    Hello W9GB.
    That's an interesting story.
    want to know more.
    73, JF1IRQ from Japan
     
  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Google translate by moderator:

    Hello, K3XR
    I didn't watch the Lincoln movie.
    I bought a music CD for a Lincoln movie.
    I have a soundtrack.
    73, JF1IRQ from Japan
     
  10. W2AI

    W2AI QRZ Lifetime Member #240 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    One important fact:
    The telegraph system was nationalized by the Federal government during the civil war.
     

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