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  • Laying of the test cable
  • conversion to telegraph posts from trench pipe
  • government involvement in the project
  • F.O.J. Smith's view of Mr. Vail and the difficulties he causes the project, and Smith's account of other conflicts in the telegraph project
  • patents
  • manuscript patent application
  • description of Mount Vernon and the Princeton Steamship catastrophe
  • Ezra Cornell attends lecture by Daniel Webster
  • Ezra Cornell studies in the United States Patent Office Library
  • Ithaca affairs
  • Ithaca fire
  • family finances
  • instructions and advice on child rearing
  • family news
  • business matters
  • plow business.