Titre: Telegram of 16 April 1870 to Lt-Col Barnett
Source: Archives of Manitoba, MG3 B25, Lt-Col Barnett Telegrams
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(Form No. 1
Montreal Telegraph Company,
Connecting with all the Prinicpal Cities and Towns in
Terms and Conditions on which all Messages are received by this Company.
In order to guard against and correct as much as possible some of the errors arising from atmosphere and other causes appertaining to telegraphy, every
important message should be repeated by being sent back from the station at which it is to be received to the station from which it is originally sent. Half the
usual price will be charged for repeating the message, and while this Company in good faith will endeavour to send messages correctly and promptly, it will not be
responsible for errors or delays in the transmission or delivery, nor for the non delivery of REPEATED MESSAGES, beyond two hundred time the sum paid for
sending the message unless a special agreement for insurance be made in writing, and the amount of risk specified on this agreement, and paid at the time
of sending the message. Nor will the Company be responsible for any error or delay in the transmission or delivery , or for the non-delivery, of ANY UNREPEATED
MESSAGE, beyond the amount paid for sending the same, unless in like manner specially insured, and amount of risk stated hereon, and paid for at the time. No
liability is assumed for errors in cipher or obscure messages; nor for any error or neglect by any other Company over whose lines this message may be sent to
reach it destination, and this Company is hereby made the agent of the sender of this message to forward it over the lines extending beyond those of this Com-
pany. No agent or employee is allowed to vary these terms, or make any other verbal agreement, nor any promise as to the time of performance, and no one
but a Superintendant is authorized to make a special agreement for insurance.
JAMES DAKERS, Secretary. HUGH ALLAN, President.
No. of words 28 coll 35 No. of Message1 Apl [April] 10 1870
By Telegraph from Hamilton To Lt. [Lieutenant] Col. [Colonel] Barnett
Send me name of
one (1) efficient
Captain, Lieutenant,
Ensign, willing
to go to Red River,
Service one (1) year
certain immediate
_ _ _
Lt. [Lieutenant] Col. [Colonel]

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