office “express” printing co.
buffalo, Feb. 13 1870 ‸ 1 ‸.
in answer i am obliged to say that it will not be possible for me to accept your kind invitation. i shall not be able to lecture again during the present season. thanking you kindly for the compliment of your invitation, i am
sam’l l. clemens.[“mark twain.”]
boston lyceum bureau,
20 bromfield street,
P. S. Am sorry to say that I am clear out of the lecture field, & neither riches nor glory can tempt me!
S. L. Clemens