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November 18 Friday – Charles J. Langdon wrote to advise Sam had a balance of $2,218.76 and Livy had a balance of $20,642.26. “I told George Robinson who called this morning that you were not situated so that you could make the loan—am very sorry that Jean & Susy are under the weather. Mother has improved and is on the road to comfortable health again. We have had three weeks of the most disagreeable weather I ever experienced— In haste…” [MTP].

Benjamin H. Ticknor wrote from Boston to ask if he could print some illustrated extract from P&P for their charity fair program for “old fellow soldiers.” “Perhaps you could give me the permission to quote & couple it with some expression of encouragement in your letter, which I could use in print” [MTP].

November 18 Friday ca. – Sam wrote from Hartford to Webster. Sam had received a letter from Benjamin H. Ticknor (of the Ticknor publishing family) asking for use of a page from P&P and a recommendation for a Fair to raise funds for indigent veterans. Sam enclosed Ticknor’s letter to Webster and advised him that he’d said yes, and that he’d asked Ticknor to send Webster a design of the other articles in the Fair paper. Sam promised that Webster would engrave them at no cost to Ticknor. The Bazaar would open Dec. 7 [MTBus 176].

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.