29 October 1866 • Virginia City, Nev. Terr.
(MS, in pencil, damage emended:
Stoddard and CU-MARK, UCCL 11953)
Va Oct 29.
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.
[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
CU-MARK, is copy-text for the envelope; damage emended.
Previous publication:Berkove 1998, 56, partial publication. Newly published on MTPO, 2010.
Provenance:“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
Emendations and textual notes:
Esq • E [envelope cut; damage emended]