Original Document
Original Document
Correspondence from Mr. Samuel L. Clemens. Hartford, March 10, 1875.

Hartford, March 10, 1875.

"Please do not use my name in any way. Please do not even divulge that fact that I own a machine. I have entirely stopped using the typewriter, for the reason that I never could write a letter with it to anybody without receiving a request by return mail that I would not only describe the machine, but state what progress I had made in the use of it, etc., etc. I don't like to write letters, and so I don't want people to know I own this curiosity-breeding little joker."

Mark Twain

Credit: Mark Twain, “The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories,” Project Gutenberg Ebook, 2009.
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