It may be the article "Memories of a Frontier Childhood" by Emma North
Messer in OVERLAND MONTHLY (1924). The series starts at this link on google
books --


On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 11:40 AM <[log in to unmask]>

> I am continuing my search for information about Sam Clemens in Nevada
> Territory in 1861-64. John Wesley North of Minnesota had been appointed
> Surveyor General of Nevada Territory, then became a territorial judge. He
> is considered to be the man who told Sam Clemens to slope (quietly leave
> the Territory) after the Virginia City Duel challenge. A number of years
> ago I read, on the Internet, a sketch by one of the North children, a
> daughter as I remember, in which Clemens as either Sam or Mark, is
> mentioned relative to his visit to the Carson City school the child
> attended. At the time I thought I could always come back to that article,
> which of course is not true. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I would
> really really like to find that article, or a copy thereof.