Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910)
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Clemens, Samuel (1835-1910) Autograph letter signed, November 1, , three pages, to his children, concerning his stay at the Pearmains house;" Dear Children, No, it's for Jean to do, because she knows the Pearmains, & Clara doesn't. Write Mrs. Pearmain a letter, Jean, & thank her for this house's hospitalities to me. I have known many hosts in my time, but the Pearmains are the only perfect hosts I have known. Dear heart, I couldn't be any more at home at home, nor be any more master of my desires, not any more or better watched over & cared for or every wish anticipated than has been the case in this house. I can't find words to express to this pair of Pearmains the comfort & peace & pleasure they have given me under their roof. So you must do it for me. (-----------) the last vestige of my dyspepsia has disappeared. I drink strong coffee with plenty of tea; I mix all deadly things together & devour them, & nothing happens. I was expecting to leave for New York right on your heels, but I am ---- full of Miss Lawton's case now, so I can't quite tell when I am coming. With lots of love to the both of you, Father." Together with the thank you note written from Jean Clemens to the Pearmains, three pages.