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March 5 TuesdayDan Slote for Slote, Woodman & Co. wrote to Sam.

Postal received—The dummy sent you yesterday of Punch as printed on paper to be used in the Edition of the thickness sent say 144 pages…Its bound to be popular & of extensive sale. / Think well of the proposition made yesterday of publishing your best incidents of each of your books—It will sell most extensively & prove the best advertisement for Bliss (whose canvassing days are played out)—together for our Scrap Book [MTP]. Note: Sam must have answered Slote’s Mar. 4 here, though it is not extant.

A.E. Ford wrote from Brooklyn on Irish World notepaper to ask for a letter of Sam’s “sentiments” about the Irish [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the env., “Curiosity / Preserve / Don’t answer it.”

Frank Fuller wrote to Sam. “Woodruff now writes that the iron in that monster is worth $175. & this would leave, he says, $592.17 due him. Since the death of French, such beating of the bush as I have been able to do, has not scared up another bird. / I shall keep on till my luck changes” [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote on the env., “Answered with check for $592.17 on Bissell / This closes up that business for all / Preserve.” The inventor H.C. Bowers had used equipment and materials at the Woodruff Iron Works while building a different sort of steam engine.  

Day By Day Acknowledgment

Mark Twain Day By Day was originally a print reference, meticulously created by David Fears, who has generously made this work available, via the Center for Mark Twain Studies, as a digital edition.