<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Typewritten Letter from Mark Twain to W. D. Howells - Dec. 9, 1874
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Typewritten Letter from Mark Twain to W. D. Howells

HARTFORD, Dec. 9, 1874.

Mark Twain William Dean Howells

MY DEAR HOWELLS,—I want to add a short paragraph to article No. 1, when the proof comes. Merely a line or two, however.

I don't know whether I am going to make this typewriting machine go or nto: that last word was intended for n-not; but I guess I shall make some sort of a succss of it before I run it very long. I am so thick-fingered that I miss the keys.

You needn't a swer this; I am only practicing to get three; another slip-up there; only practici?ng to get the hang of the thing. I notice I miss fire & get in a good many unnecessary letters and punctuation marks. I am simply using you for a target to bang at. Blame my cats but this thing requires genius in order to work it just right.

Yours ever,

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