I like it too. Lincoln's wry sense of humor distilled.
According to Wikipedia, Orion and Sam left for
Nevada from St. Joseph, MO on July 18, 1861.
The trip would take 19 days, at $150. a ticket for
the stagecoach, which SLC covered from his
saved earnings as a pilot. Orion had the Sec.
of State position appt., but no money to get
there. Sam financed the trip and would become
Orion's Assistant. Destined to be an uneasy
situation and not to his liking, he moved on not
very long after.
In a message dated 11/19/2014 9:32:45 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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I like the anecdote. ;-)
Speaking of such things, does anyone know how long it took the
Clemens' boys to get from Missouri to Nevada? How many days?