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Add to My CitationsTo Henry R. Mighels
29 October 1866 • Virginia City, Nev. Terr.
(MS, in pencil, damage emended:
Stoddard and CU-MARK, UCCL 11953)
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Va Oct 29.

Friend Mighels—

I am trying to get the theatre for a lecture Wednesday night (day after tomorrow) & if I succeed, I shall preach in Gold Hill Thursday, Silver City Friday perhaps, & Carson Saturday if you think I can get a reasonably good audience. What do you think of it. I ought to get a good house there after all the advertising you have been doing for me—& for which you must accept my warm & grateful thanks.

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Mark Twain

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[in ink:] Harry Mighels [Esq] | Editor “Appeal” | Carson | Nev. [top center:] paid wells, fargo & co. over our california and coast routes. [return address:] if not delivered in ____ days return to _______ [postmarked:] wells, fargo & co virginia cty n.t. oct 29 [envelope is twice docketed in pencil:] Mark Twain

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glyphglyphCopy-text:glyphMS, in pencil, Stoddard, is copy-text for the letter, and MS, in ink, CU-MARK, is copy-text for the envelope; damage emended.

glyphglyphPrevious publication:glyphBerkove 1998, 56, partial publication. Newly published on MTPO, 2010.

glyphglyphProvenance:glyph“The letter . . . has been kept in the Davis family and passed into the possession of Sylvia Crowell Stoddard, granddaughter of Sam Davis” (Berkove 1998, 51). The envelope was purchased for CU-MARK from Serendipity Books in November 2006.

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