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In the summer time of 1855, whilst the nineteen-year-old Sam Clements traveled from Saint Louis to Hannibal, Paris, and Florida, Missouri, after which to Keokuk, Iowa, he carried with him a computing device within which he entered French classes, phrenological info, miscellaneous observations, and reminders approximately errands to be played. this primary workstation therefore took the random shape which might represent so much of these to follow.
About the textual content: with a view to keep away from editorial misrepresentation and to maintain the feel of autograph files, the entries are provided of their unique, frequently unfinished, shape with such a lot of Clemens' irregularities, inconsistencies, blunders, and cancellations unchanged. Clemens' cancellations are incorporated within the textual content enclosed in attitude brackets, therefore ; editorially-supplied conjectural readings are in sq. brackets, therefore [word]; hyphens inside sq. brackets stand for unreadable letters, therefore [--]; and editorial comments are italicized and enclosed in sq. brackets, therefore [blank page}- A reduce separates replacement readings which Clemens left unresolved, hence word/word. The separation of entries is indicated at the revealed web page by way of more room among strains; while the tip of a manuscript access coincides with the top of a web page of the published textual content, the logo [#] follows the access. a whole dialogue of textual systems accompanies the tables of emendation and info of inscription within the Textual equipment on the finish of every quantity; particular textual difficulties are defined in headnotes or footnotes while strange events warrant.

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181). 30 Get letter of int from Uncle John31 to Sheriff Am't. }33 Adhesiveness loves friends; Veneration loves God; Self-Esteem loves self; Conscientiousness loves truth, right, holiness; Hope loves a glorious future; Benevolence loves an object of 29 Although Moses P. Green was the Hannibal city attorney at this time, there is no available explanation for his association with the amount of money cited. " 31 John A. Quarles undoubtedly still had considerable legal influence in the Florida, Missouri, vicinity, where he had been appointed a county court judge in 1850, although he resigned the office in 1852 (History of Monroe and Shelby Counties, Missouri, p.

In any event, it is clear that he was again a resident of Saint Louis by 16 February 1855, when he wrote the first of two letters from there that were published in his brother Orion's Muscatine Journal. His second letter, written on 5 March 1855, reveals Clemens' acute interest in affairs along the river levee, and both letters document his regular attendance at lectures and theatrical productions. Moreover, the 24 February 1855 issue of the Saint Louis Missouri Republican includes Clemens in a list of persons having letters held for them at the Saint Louis Post Office.

1 Both the front and back notebook covers are embellished with examples of Clemens' youthful signature, which vary in calligraphy as well as in form. The young man experimented with signing himself "Samuel L. Clemens," "S. L. " Other writing on the covers, perhaps including additional signatures, is discernible but not recoverable from the photocopy. 2 The Westerner was one of six steamboats operated by the St. Louis & Keokuk Packet Line. M. for points upriver. Built in 1853, the sidewheel Westerner was praised by the Hannibal Missouri Courier as "perhaps the finest and most agreeable boat for travel, on the Western waters" (11 May 1854).

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