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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 13:21:41 -0500
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In addition to the Watterson connection to the Lincoln fund raisers that
Andy Hoffman mentions, SLC had been allied with two other board fund

District Attorney Jerome - who SLC had supported with a signed endorsement
for reelection during a previous political campaign.


Joseph H. Choate who SLC had shared the stage with in Carnegie Hall the
previous January (1906) along with Booker T. Washington in an attempt
to raise $1,800,000 for the Tuskegee Institute, a leading southern Negro
educational institution.  Twain's speech at this event is reprinted in
Fatout's _Mark Twain Speaking_.  However, a better appreciation of the
the scope of the commitment at this event is gained from reading the news
report of New York Times, Jan. 23, 1906.