20 November 1867 • (1st of 2) • New York, N.Y.
(MS: NPV, UCCL 00155)
New York, Tuesday,
W The Quaker City arrived at 10 this morning—I suppose the passengers have been worrying all day, but I got
off at once—got introduced to the head Customs Inspector & he passed my trunks without
[written across previous paragraphs:]
We were in the Bermudas during the whole of the late awful storm—fortunate, wasn’t it?5
Send the enclosed article to the Republican6—
NPV). The MS is written in pencil on both sides of a single leaf subsequently torn from Notebook 10 and sent. Clemens evidently turned to a part of the notebook not yet used for notes, and he wrote with the notebook inverted (CU-MARK; see N&J1, 453–95). For further details, see the commentary for the next letter.
Provenance:See McKinney Family Papers, pp. 512–14.
Emendations and textual notes:
midnight. • mid-ǀnight. [deletion implied]
to-morrow • to-ǀmorrow