It is going to rush you too tight to do your canvassing & issue “Tom” the middle of April, isn’t it? If so, you better clap on your canvassers at once but not publish till the middle of May. In Drop me a line about this at once—for if we don’t issue in April I must telegraph Howells to delay the Atlantic notice a month.1
[letter docketed:] Saml Clemens ǀ Mch 19 ″76
Provenance:The Morse Collection was donated to CtY in 1942 by Walter F. Frear.