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NOTE: F. A. Bee was probably awarded the honorary title of Colonel as a result of his work to establish a telegraph line.

California Culturist

Captain James Hervey Simpson's report from 1859
Colonel Bee mentioned on pages 93 and 98.

An overland journey, from New York to San Francisco, in the summer of 1859 By Horace Greeley
On page 359, Horace Greeley did NOT encourage men to GO WEST.

California Culturist 1858 to 1859 edited by W. Wadsworth
F. A. Bee and overland telegraph

grapevine telegraph from The mine / by Charles Howard Shinn. v.9

January 18, 1859
Resolution from California Assembly and Senate to federal representatives
as an endorsement of the telegraph line from Placerville to Salt Lake City.
and
1859 California Senate Journal

January 21, 1859
Legislative Assembly of Utah Territory approved the incorporation of Placerville, Humboldt and Salt Lake Telegraph Company.

February, 1859 The Clinton Courier and Chief,column 1
Thank you to F. A. Bee and Richard Bee

March 7, 1859
An act to authorize incorporation of Placerville
Frederick A. Bee mentioned in Section 1.

Sacramento Daily Union, Number 2487, 17 March 1859
A. W. Bee in Washington

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 17, Number 2500, 1 April 1859
Senator Broderick presented resolution from CA Legislature regarding the telegraph.

Salt Lake Tribune 1897-08-16
Reminiscences of man who worked for Major Chorpenning

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 17, Number 2519, 23 April 1859
Claim paid for provisions transported to road crew. (Albert Bee)

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 17, Number 2553, 2 June 1859
F A Bee, President of the Placerville and Humboldt Telegraph Company discussed plans to connect telegraph to Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 17, Number 2568, 20 June 1859
Captain Simpson's new route
and
Captain Simpson and Frederick Bee
and
Simpson at Bee's home
and
Description of Chinese

Daily Alta California, Volume XI, Number 212, 2 August 1859
F A Bee, President of SF and Overland Telegraph, announced impending completion of telegraph at San Francisco

Daily Alta California, Volume XI, Number 228, 18 August 1859
Overland Telegraph appointed A.S. Gould as authorized agent in San Francisco

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 17, Number 2642, 15 September 1859
Delegates elected to attend Pacific Railroad meeting.

Daily Alta California, Volume 11, Number 261, 20 September 1859
Placerville and Salt Lake Telegraph Company election officers

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 2649, 23 September 1859
Proceedings of Pacific Railroad Meeting

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 2650, 24 September 1859
Proceedings of Pacific Railroad Meeting

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 2651, 26 September 1859
Proceedings of Pacific Railroad Meeting

F.A. Bee endorsed resolution from the Pacific Railroad Convention to the President and Congress on pages 227-232.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 2682, 1 November 1859
Telegraphic Science
And
12-14-1919 San Francisco Chronicle
Tales of Old Timers about early telegraphs

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 2693, 14 November 1859
F A Bee reported that the teamsters agreed to pay toll to keep roads open in winter.

Daily Alta California, Volume 11, Number 323, 21 November 1859
Major F. A. Bee went to Washington DC for the winter. (in the fourth paragraph)

The Shortest Route to California by James Hervey Simpson

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 18, Number 2707, 30 November 1859
Horace Greeley's views on transcontinental railroad

Excerpt
St. Louis, Dec 24, 1859
Hiram Sibley, Esq.
I am very glad you met Mr. Phelps and think you will find him an able ally to our cause. It occurs to me best for us if Congress does not make an appropriation this session, as that will give us more time to advance our interests and get them in such a shape that will enable us to reap the most benefit from a California line. We must of course seem very zealous but if the through line fails in Congress I think it will benefit us most. Our Fort Smith line is attracting a great deal of attention everywhere, and will pay. Our receipts on that line will be I think $500 to $600 this month Ė a very handsome revenue. Yesterday a new California correspondent came in to get my terms per month, but he canít answer just at present. The course that the Evening Bulletin and Sacramento Union have taken will force other papers there to patronize us even if it breaks their backs.
Charles M. Stebbins
Courtesy Rush Rhees Library 231, University of Rochester


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