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June 7, 1881:  Sam returns to Hartford.

June 8, 1881:  Sam gave a speech at the Army of the Potomac Banquet, Allyn House, Hartford:

June 9, 1881:  Sam went with a party by train to West Point for graduation festivities.  He returns to Hartford June 11th.

As soon as Sam returned from West Point, the Clemenses left Hartford for Montowese House in the resort town of Branford, Connecticut, on Long Island Sound near New Haven, where the family enjoyed “a luxuriously lazy & comfortable time” for the next two months.  Sam and Livy returned to Hartford on June 13 to inspect the renovations on their house and to meet the southern local colorist George Washington Cable at Charley Warner's home.  [Page 338 The Life of Mark Twain - The Middle Years 1871-1891]

June 13, 1881:  Sam and Livy traveled to Hartford and met George W. Cable

August 4, 1881:  The family departed Branford and headed for Elmira, via Hartford and New York City. Arrived in Elmira August 6th at 9pm.

August 23, 1881:  Sam departed Elmira for Boston via Albany and Hartford, back in Elmira by the 30th.

September 12, 1881:  Sam went to Fredonia via Rochester, departing there on the 15th and returning to Elmira via Buffalo.  Arriving in Elmira on the evening on the 16th.

September 20, 1881:  The family departs Elmira, traveling to New York.  They returned to Hartford on the 22nd or 23rd.

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