COMPLETION OF THE PACIFIC TELEGRAPH – THE FIRST MESSAGE.
St. Joseph, Mo., Oct 25. The Pacific Telegraph was completed to
San Francisco yesterday, and was in fine working order last evening. The first through message transmitted over the line was from Stephen J. Field, Chief Justice of California, in the absence of the Governor, to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States. In consequence of the line being closed East of here before we received notice of the line working last night, we were obliged to hold the message, with others over night. The enterprise is a complete success. Press despatches and private business forwarded from here up to 12 o’clock last
Nov. 1, 1861, pg 3) night, were laid before the public in California this morning.
(Liberator, Nov. 1, 1861, pg 3)