Peter,  I'm sure you know that Kevin actually has the original, earlier handwritten drafts of this letter, the one which references Laura Hawkins, and the other which names Ann Taylor of Keokuk, Iowa.

Martin Zehr
Kansas City, Missouri

 From: Peter Salwen <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:24 PM
Subject: Great MT letter coming up for sale

The Bonham's auction house will be selling the letter Mark Twain sent to
tell his family of his & Livy's engagement ("if you know her 24 hours and
then don't love her, you will accomplish what nobody else has ever
succeeded in doing since she was born" etc.).

How is it that Kevin doesn't already have this? Or does he?

Details at
*Peter Salwen*
114 W 86, NYC 10024 | 917-620-5371

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