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June 24 Monday – In Saranac Lake, N.Y. Sam replied to Charles Erskine Scott Wood.

Good—I shall be glad to have a copy when it issues; & I am thanking you in advance.

Very well, I will wait for the pf. Steel to fall. I did place an order when it was at 90—intending to sell when it went up 8 or 9 points—but I was a day late & didn’t get it. Up here I don’t trade at all, nor look at the stock-list, nor subscribe for any daily paper. I have retired from the world for 3 months, or 4

Sam described their housing as “reposeful as a cemetery,” some two and a half miles above the village of Ampersand, without any close neighbors [MTP]. Note: Sam wrote “Ampersand, N.Y.” on many of his letters; here the choice has been made to label them Saranac Lake, N.Y.

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.