Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. Signals from the Atlantic Cable. An Address delivered at The Telegraphic Celebration, September 1st, 1858, in the City Hall, Burlington, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1858. 1st .
Wrapper, 6 x 9, a few creases and pencil jottings on the wrapper, 24 clean pp. Good. Pamphlet. 
Van Rensselaer reviews the process by which the submerged telegraph lines were laid. He also finds religious lessons taught by the occasion, such as, The Superintendence of Divine Providence in the Affairs of Men; and, The Triumph of Human Genius, Faith, and Perseverance.
Cortlandt Van Rensselaer (1808-1860), b. Albany, NY; d. Burlington, NJ. He graduated from Yale in 1827, afterwards taking studies at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a Presbyterian missionary to slaves in Virginia (1833-1835), pastor of the church at Burlington, NJ (1827), and of the Second Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC (1841). He was secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Education (1846-1860), and founded and edited the Presbyterian Magazine and The Home, the School, and the Church.