June 17, 1865: Mark Twain Replies to a Correspondent

 

During 1865 Mark Twain was supplying one article a week to a San Francisco weekly literary journal The Californian.  He received $50.00 a month.  That was decent money at the time, more than three times the monthly wage of Union privates who earned fifteen dollars a month.  Judging from this contribution on June 17, 1865, he was worth every cent he was paid: (more…)

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