<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Letter from Elisha Bliss, Jr. to Mark Twain - Nov. 21, 1867
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Letter from Elisha Bliss, Jr. to Mark Twain

HARTFORD, CONN, Nov 21, 1867.

Elisha Bliss Jr Mark Twain

OFFICE OF THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY.

SAMUEL L. CLEMENS Esq.

Tribune Office, New York.

DR. SIR,—We take the liberty to address you this, in place of a letter which we had recently written and was about to forward to you, not knowing your arrival home was expected so soon. We are desirous of obtaining from you a work of some kind, perhaps compiled from your letters from the East, &c., with such interesting additions as may be proper. We are the publishers of A. D. Richardson's works, and flatter ourselves that we can give an author as favorable terms and do as full justice to his productions as any other house in the country. We are perhaps the oldest subscription house in the country, and have never failed to give a book an immense circulation. We sold about 100,000 copies of Richardson's F. D. & E. (Field, Dungeon and Escape) and are now printing 41,000, of "Beyond the Mississippi," and large orders ahead. If you have any thought of writing a book, or could be induced to do so, we should be pleased to see you; and will do so. Will you do us the favor to reply at once, at your earliest convenience.

Very truly, &c.,
E. BLISS, Jr.
Secty.

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