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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2023 17:33:39 -0500
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This is likely in reference to the Webster & Co. publication of this book
in 1888 -- listed in my article online at

Burton, Rev. Nathaniel J., *Yale Lectures on Preaching and Other Writings*


On Mon, Oct 9, 2023 at 5:14 PM Scott Holmes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> There is an entry in Day By Day for May 17, 1788 that has me
> puzzled:*May 17 Thursday* – *Frederick J. Hall** for Webster &
> Co.* wrote to Sam: “Your favor received, also the watch. We will pay the
> Burton bill, the bill for composition and electrotyping on the Burton
> book, and also send you invoice for the watch. We have forwarded a copy
> of ‘The Library of Humor’.” Other finances were discussed [MTP]. /Note/:
> *Richard E. Burton*.
> Who is this Burton and what book did he write?  This cannot be Richard
> F. Burton, who figures so much in my treatment of Sam Clemens' travels
> to Carson City.
> --
> /Unaffiliated Geographer and Twain aficionado/