The Week of September 25, 1851

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • Weather was cold. The outlook for autumn was cool and gloomy.
  • Reports of frost continued.

National News:

  • The Washington Monument was under construction. At this point it stood 98 feet tall (it now stands 555 feet tall).

International News:

  • Another attempt was expected to try a submarine telegraph across the English Channel to connect England and France.

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