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August 20 Friday  Sam, in Buffalo, began a letter at nearly 2 AM to his sister Pamela. He’d sent his luggage to St. Louis on June 24, but never made the trip, so apologized. With his wedding planned for Christmastime or New Year’s, Sam felt for his mother, and sister to travel across the country would be “equivalent to murder & arson & everything else,” not to mention a cost of some $500. Sam already felt the burden of his debt to Jervis. He wrote that his new schedule including rising at 7, with breakfast at half past. He finished the letter on Aug. 21 with a PS about Bliss sending the family a copy of his book [MTL 3: 311-3].

In the evening Sam went rowing with John J. McWilliams [Aug 21 to Livy].

“The Monopoly Speaks,” attributed to Sam, ran in the Buffalo Express [McCullough 11].

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.