1848 __ The first marriage performed via telegraph
‣ Comment : The first marriage is performed via telegraph, for a bride in Boston and groom in New York. The transaction, like other business contracts conducted through the wire, is legally binding. (David Miller) — (See also: New York Times, May 6, 1874, Wednesday). — Another occurrence : “Telegramic Wedding. — The first marriage by telegraph occurred a few days ago between a couple, one-half of whom was a soldier on duty near Washington, and the other moiety a young lady in a village on the Oswego railroad. Is not this a dangerous precedent ? If the “old folks” object, the telegraph can unite the parties at any distance. The “constitutionnality” of this proceeding ought to be tested.”. (In “Herald of Health”, New York, March 1863)
‣ Source : Miller, David (2000),“Din Timelines”, electronic publication, 1998-2004.
‣ Source : “The Herald of Health”, Vol. I, n° III, New York, March 1863, Ed. M.L. Holbrook, p. 136.
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