Submitted by scott on Sun, 11/22/2020 - 17:26

October 15 Monday – The S.S. Minnehaha arrived in New York City with the Clemens family on board [MTHHR 451]. The steamship was slow in getting into the pier at West Houston Street. At 10 p.m. the gangplank was positioned. Sam waited until most of the passengers had disembarked. When he did so he was surrounded by “a few friends” and newspaper men. Paine reports a remark Sam made to them:  “If I ever get ashore I am going to break both of my legs so I can’t get away again” [MTB 1110].

October 15 to 31 –  Hotel Earlington, NYC