Submitted by scott on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 16:52

June 10, 1867 - November 1867:  Quaker City Voyage to Europe and the Holy Land  

Upon returning to New York, Twain soon went to Washington D.C. and for a short time served as private secretary for Senator William M. Stewart, whom he had known from Virginia City.  Upon learning that the Alta California had copyrighted his letters from the Quaker City excursion, he determined that he needed to immediately return to California and secure the rights to use the letters himself as the basis for his new book Innocents Abroad.