[At the Court of Common Pleas in the United States]The Illustrated London News, vol. 40, no. 1139, p. 360.
April 12, 1862
At the Court of Common Pleas in the United States an action was brought against the American Telegraph Company for delaying the despatch of a telegram, by which a commercial firm lost the value of a mortgage worth 13,481 dollars, or nearly £3000. The judgment of the Court was against the telegraph company, and they were cast in damages to the full amount.