8 very scarce early telegraphs from different companies. 1. Southern Magnetic Telegraph, July 19, 1848, signed by G. H. Hart (testing the line before its opening). 2. Erie and Michigan Telegraph Line, Oct. 2, 1849, signed by B. F. Day. 3. Union Telegraph, May 3rd, 1851, signed by J. Bletcher. 4. New York and Boston Telegraph Association, Aug. 5th, 1851, signed by Theson Baldwin. 5. Maine Telegraph, July 10th, 1854, signed by C. B. Fessendern. 6. American Telegraph, Feb. 4, 1857, signed by M. H.