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Telegram alerting the British government to the outbreak of rebellion in India in 1857
(By permission of the British Library)
The Electric Telegraph.
(opened to the Public on the 1st February 1855.) ……

The following Message from Meerut
Name and Address }
Off. Magistrate
To Agra
Name and Address }
Off. Secy. To Govt

Number of Words 43 S R

Received the 85 prisoners this morning. All is quiet. Asked for Assistance of Military Guard, is to be at Jail by Sunset. Sentence of eleven of the prisoners reduced by Genl. Hewitt to five years. The remainder to be imprisoned for ten.

Agra, Elec. Tel. Office.
the 9th of May 1857.

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