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Sun, 13 Jul 1997 07:28:43 -0400
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Howard Baetzhold wrote:
>         There is a discussion of what things cost during MT's boyhood
> compared with some costs in Hartford in probably 1877 in Paine's _MT's
> Biog.,Vol. 1, pp.7-10. Sorry time doesn't permit fuller description at
> time.

That's Paine's edition of _Mark Twain's Autobiography_.  Not Paine's
_Mark Twain: A Biography_.  Clemens, in '77, remembers chickens at ten
cents apiece, contrasting with Hartford's "a dollar to a dollar and a
half apiece, according to weight."

thanks, larry marshburne