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With like to all, Sam. Ï 1879—page ninety eight To Unidentified 15 September 1879 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS facsimile, small card: Profiles in background catalog, no. 32, merchandise 117, #12348) 1 2 fact is rarer than fiction. (This was once discovered by way of) Ys really S. L. Clemens Mark Twain. Ï three four five 6 7 Sep. 15, ’79. 1879—page ninety nine To Francis E. Bliss sixteen September 1879 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS: Sotheby’s, long island, December 1993, #01691) Elmira, Sep. sixteen. 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight My expensive Frank— I informed Brown to send that “Moses” wooden minimize to you by means of eu show whilst accomplished. have you ever bought it? Yrs SLC J [letter docketed:] S. L. Clemens | Sep sixteen O'79 1879—page a hundred To David grey 18 September 1879 • Elmira, N. Y. (MS: NHyF, #11404) Elmira, Sept. 18. 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 My expensive David: sure, we received Mrs. Mattie’s such a lot welcome notice, & we attempted tough to respond to it in individual, yet via th occurred to strike the slowest pair of horses within the State—wherefore by the point we obtained to the Tifft condo it used to be occur that we needs to supply it up & take the again tune to the station or pass over the educate. i used to be paying additional shekels for velocity, yet they hadn’t the commodity. We have been going to make a moment try out on our go back from Fredonia, however the Dunkirk price ticket agent couldn't money my trunk via to Elmira, & he likewise didn’t think shall we force in your condo & again among trains. So we didn't go back when it comes to Buffalo. Now without doubt a number of visits & or 3 makes an attempt entitle us to a trip from the Grays, & we will count number upon it this very winter—& the sooner the higher, “so say all of us people. ” Your letter gives you the visit,—constructively—& allow me inform you you couldn’t supply your self a extra therapeutic relaxation than the reposeful surroundings of our hermitage might provide you with & yours. provide us a couple of days’ observe, of the your coming, in order that we will transparent the home of attainable unneeded sojourners & have a quiet box to ourselves. I carried the little “Pauper” alongside to some extent, the place, at a beautiful masque within the Guildhall, a messenger arrived & brough=t a lifeless silence upon the assemblage =revels= with the solemn proclamation of Henry VIIIs death—followed, after a second through the prostration of the assemblage earlier than the pauper, & a thunderous “Long dwell the King! ”—& on the similar second, the ragged little real prince, attempting to strength his means in & assert his rights, used to be hustled, hooted, tr bruised, & pushed away by means of the mob, with his outstanding Don-Caesar-de-Bazan of a Champion. potentially I acquired a bit extra than that—I don’t take into accout. So i used to be approximately part via while i finished. I shall take it up back with a strong curiosity if I ever get one other likelihood. good, so long to you either, & see that you just come early. It used to be a superb & unlooked-for sadness that m ' we neglected seeing you. Yrs Ever Mark. 1879—page one zero one To the Editors of the Berkshire County Eagle 23 September 1879 • Elmira, N. Y. (TS: Berkshire County [Pittsfield, Mass. ] Eagle, sixteen October 1879, #10860) 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 Elmira, N.

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