Submitted by scott on Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:57

1867, Late  1868 – Sometime in late 1867 Sam met General Ulysses S. Grant at a Washington reception. The two did not speak on their first meeting. MTA dictated in 1885 gives this date as “the fall or winter of 1866” [1: 13]. Mark Perry, p. xxvi, also gives this as late 1866, but Sam was not in Washington that entire year. Neither are Paine’s misdated or other apocryphal accounts correct; the exact date and place are unknown. Powers writes that Dec1867 is probable [MT A Life 226]. (See entry Jan. 15, 1868.)

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.