The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Advertiser Volume 1

The Virginia Historical Register, and Literary Advertiser Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...my success in life. To name all those, from whom Ireceived offers of service, would be to name all the most distinguished residents at that time at Richmond. I will only mention two. John Marshall, who, though but a young lawyer in 1783, was almost at the head of the bar in l786, offered to take me into his ofiice without a fee, and assured me that I would become a distinguished lawyer. Patrick Henry advised me to go to the West, where I might study law if I chose; but predicted that I was intended for a Statesman, and told me that this was the career which should be my aim: he also rendered me several services on more than one occasion. But I must stop; and if there be some egotism in what I have said, the feelings which I have expressed come at least from a grateful heart.' I' remain with high consideration. Dear Sir, your obed't and faithful servant, ALBERT GALLATIN. The Secretary of the Ethnological Society of New York, will transmit the first volume of its Transactions to the Historical Society of Virginia. The 2nd vol. is in the press. WM. MAXWELL, Esq. Corr. Sec'y of the Virg'a Hist. Soc. ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. _ It is said that a new Electric Telegraph has been invented by Mr. Bains, of London. and is about to be patented in this country, which bids fair to supersede all those now in use. It is thus described by a correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce: Bains' Electrical Telegraph.--We had the pleasure of examining today a new, and we think a most wonderful electrical apparatus, invented by Mr. Bains of London. It is both ingenious and simple. He showed its operation to us, and from what we saw of its performances, we feel not a doubt but it is capable of doing all he claims for it. He shows, .show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968174
  • 9781236968173