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But the visit could not be long; after three weeks in Paris, Clemens sailed again for New York on 7 April, arriving in seven days to find his old room at the Players "swept and garnished and ready" (SLC to OLC, 14 April 1894). Two days later he wrote confidently to Mrs. Clemens: Mr. Rogers feels so much encouraged about Websterco's probable ability to pull through alive, that he suggested, without my saying anything, that we hold on and try to work out, paying a hundred cents on the dollar and finally closing the concern out without any stain upon its name.
Irving as soon as I could get it from Chicago. 5 As fast as he sent me money, I would receipt for the same. All this was satisfactory, and he went away in good humor. Yours truly, H H Rogers P. S. Since dictating the above, Colby has been in and I have executed the paper to Mrs. Clemens by virtue of my Power of Attorney. Colby will forward you a similar paper and instruct you to execute it at Paris. In the event of anything transpiring between this time and your execution of the paper, Mrs. Clemens is fully protected by reason of my action to-day.
He inscribed the latter volume "To the young contingent among those who enjoy the privileges of the Millicent Library, from one who would like to trade years and reputations with them and start over again. Mark Twain" C2 February 1894, Fairhaven). 2 Probably Frank Mayo, the actor who was later to dramatize Pudd'nhead E 27 28 December 1893-Febmary 1895 Wilson; Mayo was a member of the Players and, it can be presumed, had recently been victorious at billiards, or perhaps poker. 3 On 15 December 1893 Clemens wrote Livy: "I promised, the other day, to talk to a Workingmen's Society last night.