Submitted by Scott Holmes on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 12:11

Reviewed in The New York Times, November 19, 1884, Daily Tribune for the show on the 18th; the Times and the Sun for the 19th. See Touring with Cable and Huck

It was on this night that Sam, recalled in his 1906 autobiography, overheard a conversation that would greatly affect his life:

"I had been lecturing in Chickering Hall and was walking homeward. It was a rainy night and but few people were about. In the midst of a black gulf between lamps, two dim figures stepped out of a doorway and moved along in front of me. I heard one of them say, “Do you know General Grant has actually determined to write his memoirs and publish them? He has said so today, in so many words.” That was all I heard—just those words—and I thought it great good luck that I was permitted to overhear them [Kaplan 261]."

 

Stacy, George, Publisher. Everett House New York. [New York, N.Y.: George Stacy] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017645391/>.

Railroads:  New Jersey Central

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