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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1801, Sunday, October 3, 1830.

Speedy Conveyance.

It is said that a new telegraph system is about to be established in France which will be at the service of the public, like the post-office. The result will be the most important to the commercial world; for it is calculated that a despatch containing several lines, which would transverse a distance of a hundred leagues in a few moments, would cost only 20 francs. M. Ferrier de Draguignan, the inventor of this new system, proposes shortly to organise a line of telegraphs from Paris to Havre. Several experiments have been already made, in the presence of persons appointed by the government, and they are said to afford every prospect of the success of the plan.