Virginia, Oct. 29.
I have just received your dispatch—& I’m all right—how are you?
I expect to lecture here day after [to-morrow]—(Wednesday) provided I can get the theatre—can’t tell yet—& lecture in Gold Hill Thursday, Silver City Friday and in Carson Saturday if you think I can get a good audience there. What do you think of it?1 Ask old Abe Curry if the people will turn out—I hunted for him in Sacramento but I could only hear of him at every corner but never catch him.2
Good Bye— Take a drink at my expense.
Yr old Friend
NvHi). A facsimile of the MS is in Branch 1950 following 130.
Provenance:Louise Howland, Robert M. Howland’s daughter, gave the MS to the
Nevada State Museum in about 1948. It was deposited at the Nevada Historical
Society in the 1970s and subsequently became the property of the Historical
Society (Hutcheson, 1–2; Eric Moody,
Curator of Manuscripts, Nevada Historical Society, telephone conversation
with K. M. Sanderson, 2 Jan 1987).
Emendations and textual notes:
to-morrow • to-ǀmorrow