"Redpath knew by this time that the popular humorist had some characteristics of a prima donna, and may have written Mark Twain that it would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to make up a schedule that observed all the conditions imposed upon him. At any rate, on August 8 Mark Twain acknowledged to Redpath that he was 'different from other women; my mind changes oftener. People who have no mind can be steadfast and firm, but when a man is loaded down to the guards with it, as I am, every heavy sea of foreboding or inclination, maybe of indolence, shifts the cargo. See? Therefore if you will notice, one week I am likely to give rigid instructions to confine me to New England; the next week send me to Arizona; the next week withdraw my name; the next week give you full, untrammeled swing; and the week following modify it. You must try to keep the run of my mind, Redpath; it it your business, being the agent, and it always was too many for me... Now about the West this week, I am willing that you shall retain all the Western engagements. But what I shall want next week is still with God.'" (Lorch, pg 115-6)
October 16 - February 27, 1872, Lecture tour, at least 77 engagements included three different speeches. Under the management of James Redpath.