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[printed oval logo with drawing of map: POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES]
[stampted: HOTEL VICTORIA
PHONE B.B. 633]
[handwritten: Miss Whitney
[printed at bottom left: PAY NO CHARGES TO THE MESSENGER.]
[along left side: FORM 41 139]
[logo: POSTAL TELEGRAPH COMMERCIAL CABLES]
TELEGRAMS TO ALL AMERICA
CABLEGRAMS TO ALL THE WORLD
POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE CO.
IN CONNECTION WITH
THE COMMERCIAL CABLES.
POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMERCIAL CABLE COMPANY
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THE GREATEST TELEGRAPH AND CABLE SYSTEM IN THE WORLD. EXTENDS OVER TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY AROUND THE EARTH.
THE POSTAL TELEGRAPH-CABLE COMPANY (INCORPORATED)
TRANSMITS AND DELIVERS THE WITHIN MESSAGE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
THIS COMPANY may decline to forward any message, though it has been accepted for transmission, but in case of so doing, shall refund to the sender the amount paid for its transmission.
THIS COMPANY WILL NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN RESPECT TO ANY MESSAGE BEYOND THE TERMINUS OF ITS OWN LINES.
To guard against mistakes or delays, the sender of a message should WRITE IT LEGIBLY and order it REPEATED; that is, telegraphed back to the sending station for comparison. For such repeating an additional charge of one-quarter the regular rate will be made.
It is agreed between the sender of the message on the face hereof, and this Company, that said Company shall not be liable for mistakes or delays in transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery, or mis-delivery, of any unrepeated message beyond the amount of that portion of the charge which may or shall accrue to this Company out of the amount received from the sender for this, and the other companies, by whose lines such message may pass to reach its destination; and that this Company shall not be liable for mistakes in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery, or mis-delivery, of any repeated message beyond fifty times the extra sum received by this Company from the sender for repeating such message over its own lines.
This Company is hereby made the agent of the sender without liability to forward any message by the lines of any other company to reach its destination.
This Company shall not be responsible for messages until they are presented and accepted at one of its transmitting offices; if a message be sent to such office by one of the Company's messengers the messenger acts for that purpose as the agent of the sender; if by telephone, the person receiving the message acts therein as the agent of the sender, and is authorized to assent to these conditions on behalf of the sender.
This Company shall not be liable in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within sixty days after the filing of the message.
This Company shall not be liable in any case for delays arising from interruptions to the working of its lines, nor for errors in cipher or obscure messages.
This is an UNREPEATED message and is transmitted and delivered by request of the sender under the conditions named above.
The above terms and conditions shall be binding upon the receiver as well as the sender of this message.
No employee of this Company is authorized to vary the foregoing.
CHARLES C. ADAMS, SECOND VICE-PREST.
CLARENCE H. MACKAY, PRESIDENT EDWARD J. NALLY, VICE-PREST. AND GENERAL MANAGER
CHARLES P. BRUCH, THIRD VICE-PREST.
POSTAL TELEGRAPH - FASTEST SERVICE IN THE WORLD]
[printed letterhead: POSTAL TELEGRAPH - COMMERCIAL CABLES
CLARENCE H. MACKAY, PRESIDENT.
The Postal Telegraph-Cable Company (Incorporated) transmits and delivers this cablegram subject to the terms and conditions printed on the back of this blank.
[box at left: DELIVERY NO.] [box at right: RECEIVED AT [stamped: HOTEL VICTORIA BOSTON TEL. BACK BAY 633.]]
DESIGN PATENT APPLIED FOR.]
[typewritten message: 15b i- 8- Via Coml.
Dover, April 30, 1911-
Miss Whitney, Charlegate, Boston Mass.
[printed at bottom below double line: No Inquiry respecting this message can be attended to without the production of this paper. Repetitions of doubtful words should be obtained through the Company's offices, and not by DIRECT application to the sender.]
Dargan, Olive Tilford and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Olive Tilford Dargan, Dover, to Anne Whitney, Boston, Massachusetts, 1911 April 30" (1911). Papers of Anne Whitney (MSS.4): Correspondence. 640.