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July 19 Friday – In Ampersand, Saranac Lake, N.Y. Sam replied to Edward L. Dimmitt, who had sent Sam an invitation (not extant) to Missouri’s 80th anniversary celebration. Sam wrote a rather longish (by his standards) decline, remembering as a boy in Missouri he was “always on the lookout for invitations but they always miscarried” [MTP:Paine’s 1917 Mark Twain’s Letters p.708]. Note: part of his letter was printed in the New York Times, July 23, 1901, p.2, dateline Kansas City.

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.