Twain's telegraph to his wife regarding Grant

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Telegraph about Grant  (1885) 
by Mark Twain
Composed on March 4 1885, while Twain and Webster were at the house of Ulysses Grant. As published in the Harper & Brothers 1917 Letters of Mark Twain.

To Mrs. S. L. Clemens

We were at the General Grant's house at noon and a telegram arrived that the last act of the expiring congress late this morning retired him with full General's rank and accompanying emoluments. The effect upon him was like raising the dead. We were present when the telegram was put in his hand.

S.L. Clemens


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.