Buffalo, Nov. 1870.
The passage is as follows:
‸〚From Soliloquy at Tomb of Adam.〛‸
“The grave of Adam! How touching it was, here in a land of strangers, far away from home, & friends, & all who cared for me, thus to discover the grave of a blood relation. True, a distant one, but still a relation. The unerring instinct of nature thrilled its recognition. The fountain of my filial affection was stirred to its profoundest depths, & I gave way to tumultuous emotion.”
It is on page 567—well toward the end of the book.
Samℓ. L. Clemens
Previous publication:Herman Darvick Autograph Auctions, 7 Feb 1991, no. 25, lot 90, MS facsimile and transcript; Heritage Auctions, 21 Feb 2006, no 26, lot 26609, MS facsimile and transcript. Newly published on MTPO, 2010; updated 2013.
Provenance:This MS became part of the collection of Benjamin Shapell at the time of or sometime after the 2006 Heritage Auction sale.