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March 9 Saturday Sam wrote from Hartford to Mary Mason Fairbanks, who had written again asking why Sam would go to Germany.

Because the only chance I get here to work is the 3 months we spend at the farm [Quarry farm] in the summer….I want to find a German village where nobody knows my name or speaks any English, & shut myself up in a closet 2 miles from the hotel, & work every day without interruption until I shall have satisfied my consuming desire in that direction [MTLE 3: 14].

Bill and receipt, Hamburg-American Packet Co. $227.80 for passage for four adults, two children from N.Y. to Hamburg [MTP].

Dan Slote for Slote, Woodman & Co. wrote to Sam: “Enclosed please find receipt of passage engaged for 4 adults & two children, on the Holsatia of April 11/78…Rooms marked are accompanying plan, No 19 & 20 are the ones engaged…” [MTP].

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.