March – Sam’s short story, “The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton,” ran in the
Atlantic Monthly [Wells, 22]. It also ran on the front page of the Hartford Courant on Feb. 16
Most of the month was occupied with packing, making quick visits to the Langdons and the
Cranes in Elmira and to Sam’s mother, and sister in Fredonia. Livy began making lists of purchases
commissioned by family and friends. She wrote measurements of the Hartford house with ideas for
furniture and frou frou to bring back. Her memoranda book was set up as a ledger, with totals on each
page [MTNJ 2: 42-3].
Sam’s notebook: “The First German Principia /—A First German Course” referred to A First German
Course (1856) which was part of a series “on the plan of Dr. William Smith’s ‘Principia Latina’” –one
of the books Sam used to study German [MTNJ 2: 54n22].