Found Text | June 01, 1989

In 1886 Mark Twain received a letter from a former newspaper editor requesting a recommendation from Twain for a government “consulship.” But the poor fellow did not reckon with Twain’s remembering a negative newspaper review of one of his stage performances that the man had written anonymously some sixteen years before. This is Twain’s initial response. It speaks well of him that he never mailed this letter. The editors of The Missouri Review figure that enough time has passed now to publish it.

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