Friday, March 23, 2012

Mrs B Rouse, Telegram, 25 Nov 1862

South Western Telegraph Company.

The Public are notified, that in order to guard against mistakes in the transmission of messages, every meaasage of importance ought to 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 for transmission will be charged for repeating the message, and while this Company will, as heretofore, use every precaution to ensure correctness, it will not be responsible for mistakes or delays in the transmission or delivery of repeated messages beyond an amount exceeding two hundred times the amount paid for sending the message; nor will it be responsible for mistakes or delays in the transmission of unrepeated messages from whatever cause they may arise, nor for delays arising from interruptions in the working of its Telegraphs, nor for any mistake or omission of any other Company over whose lines a message is to be sent to reach the place of destination.

All messages will hereafter be received by this Company for transmission subject to the above conditions.
N. GREEN, Prest., Louisville, Ky.
Nov 25 1862

By Telegraph from Cleveland 186_
To, Mrs. Carlisle
Matron Post Hospital.
Forward Moultons body
& papers by Adams
& American Express
Mrs. B Rouse

I have no further information. In the next letter Hannah will mention this.

Rouse, Mrs. B. (Cleveland, Ohio) to “Mrs Carlisle”
[Hannah Glover Carlisle]. Telegram. 25 November 1862. Digital Image.
Privately held by Charlotte Grabowski, Orlando, FL. 2012.
[Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1862,
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]


Joan said...

I was confused --- hope future post clarify this tersely short message. Enjoying your hard work transcribing and posting these letters.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Joan, I debated whether or not to post this out of order so it would make more sense. As the Hospital Matron, Hannah had the sad duty to correspond with the families of the soldiers and had to tell the Rouse family that their son had died. Then she had to make arrangements, at least in this case, to return the body to the family. This surprised me as I thought that they would have been buried near where they died, as my great-grand-uncle was. I guess it depended on where and when they died along with the wishes of the family.