This 814-page volume consists of testimony and exhibits in the proceedings before the master in the case of George Harrington et al. v. Atlantic & Pacific Telegraph Co. et al. After the district court ruled in favor of the complainants, it appointed a master, Arthur H. Masten, who was instructed to conduct an accounting and affix damages. The proceedings began in December 1906 and concluded in June 1907. Masten's final decree of March 1910 awarded the two surviving complainants the nominal sum of one dollar. The selected items consist primarily of exhibits. The testimony by Josiah C. Reiff, officials of Western Union, and various technical experts, which constitutes most of the court record, has, with a few exceptions, not been selected. Also not selected are routine documents pertaining to legal motions, court orders, and other procedural matters.
Complainants' Accounting Exhibits 67-73, which are not included in the printed court record, can be found in Copies of Abandoned Applications (1873) in the Patent Series. Courtesy of the National Archives.