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No circulars issued. No rights could be bought for a 12 months, but. If the item is then successful, we'll promote a few rights; if isn’t a hit, rights couldn’t receive away. year Bro Sam Have additional 114 pages to Prince & Pauper. i assumed that may virtually whole it, however it doesn’t convey it to the center, I pass judgement on. 1880—page 32 To William Dean Howells five March 1880 • Hartford, Conn. (MS: MH-H, #01767) Hartford, Mch 5'80 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 expensive Howells— I reckon you're lifeless back, yet irrespective of, i'm going to heave a line on the corpse. i've got rather not anything to assert, notwithstanding, other than that Mrs. C. & I are going to spend per week secretly in a Boston inn, via & by means of, & wish you & Mrs. Howells aren't sorry to listen to it—for, upon the dignity of a guy & a scribe, we will no longer be incensed in the event you do not anything greater than drop in & say howdy-do, for we all know what it's to be busy & have a spouse whose well-being calls for peace, & relaxation from intrusions. social taxing. that the majority infernally challenging publication is eventually hidden from my sight & brain within the jaws of 3 steam presses. Orders got for 25,000 copies—not a really passable commence, however the diligent Canadian has warned everyone that he'll glut the marketplace at half-a-dollar inside of ten days when we factor; pronounces that he has obtained advance-sheets correct alongside from pressmen & understrappers within the 3 printing-offices, getting to the problem in individual the following below an assumed identify. Such is Belford! notwithstanding, these items ache me no longer in the least. My pleasure in getting the ebook out of my fingers fills me up & leaves no room for trivial griefs. i've got reached (MS) web page 326 on my historic story of “'t The Little Prince & the Little Pauper” & if I knew it can by no means promote a duplicate my jubilant relish writing it's going to now not undergo any diminution. like to you all. Yrs Ever Mark. Ï J W. D. Howells, Esq | Editor “Atlantic per 30 days” | Belmont | Mass. [return address:] From S. L. Clemens, | (“Mark Twain,”) | Hartford, Conn. | [rule] | Please ahead. [postmarked:] HARTFORD CONN. MAR 6 6PM 1880—page 33 To Charles H. Clark 6 March 1880 • Hartford, Conn. (MS, correspondence card: CtHMTH, #08597) Saturday. 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 pricey Clark— I ain’t =haven’t= ever killed any Indians, & Dan hasn’t, both. among you & me, i feel it is a peculiarly=an entirely=visionary factor, gotten up by way of the Indians themselves, to aim to injure Dan & me. they're none too solid for such methods. Years in the past, i used to be accused of loading an Indian up with beans lubricated with nitro-glycerine & sending him in an ox wagon over a stumpy street. This was once very unlikely, on its face, for nobody may danger oxen in that approach. however it exhibits how a ways malice will deflect an aborigine from the eq equator of fact. Yrs. SLC. J C. H. Clark, Esq | “Courant” place of work, | urban [postmarked:] HARTFORD CONN. MAR 6 PM SLC 1880—page 34 To Unidentified eight March 1880 • Hartford, Conn. (TS of inscription tipped into Mark Twain’s Sketches, New and outdated: historical past book place catalog, no.

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