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This was a view he formulated in when he lived in the territory of Nevada and a view that he would continually express throughout his Nfw. Samuel Clemens and his older brother Orion left St. Louis, Missouri on July 18, enroute to the territory of Nevada. Abraham Lincoln had been inaugurated as president of the United States on March 4, and Orion, who had Aurora sex date site campaigned for Lincoln had received a political appointment as secretary of Nevada territory.

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Sam Nwe been a Mississippi steamboat pilot until the Civil War broke out a few months earlier and closed down commerce and travel on the great river. Sam had agreed to pay the travel passage for them both from Missouri to Nevada when Orion promised to make Sam his personal secretary -- an unfunded position.

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Joseph they boarded a stagecoach headed for Carson City, seventeen hundred miles west. Orion was leaving behind a string of unprofitable jobs as a newspaper editor, publisher and printer in Missouri and Iowa in hopes of finally finding a meaningful occupation in government service in Nevada territory.

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The request for a salary advance was denied and it would be October before Mollie and Jennie Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City make the trip Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City Nevada and reunite the Swingers Personals in Port haywood. At the first territorial legislative session inthe legislators passed a law enabling Orion to collect fees for providing certified documents, copies of laws, and filing certificates of incorporation.

The added income enabled Orion to erect one of esx finest homes in Carson City at the corner of Spear and Division street. Orion furnished the home with walnut furniture, a grand piano, and a special little rocking chair for Jennie. The home soon became a social center for the town as Mollie became a well-loved and popular hostess. Orion and his family joined the First Presbyterian Church of Carson City and worked to raise money for a new church building. Jennie worked to raise money to buy the church a Bible for the pulpit.

By all accounts she was bright and loved to read the family Bible. She told Mollie she often prayed at school for assistance when she had difficulties. Her parents told friends that Jennie had read Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Family friend and newspaper reporter Dan DeQuille, a frequent not in Orion's home, told of Jennie's joy of reading:. I was amused by a little daughter of his who was turning over the leaves of a work on geography, suddenly starting up and exclaiming gleefully, -- 'Good, good!

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I've found it at last! He looked and read under a picture, 'Cod Fishing off New Foundland. The book is now in the Kevin Mac Donnell collection.

Photos courtesy of Kevin Mac Donnell. After the first territorial legislative session ended in late Sam, who had received a few month's salary for serving as a legislative clerk, drifted Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City silver mining in the nearby regions.

Unable to strike it rich, in August Sam accepted a position as a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise in Virginia City, about fifteen miles northeast of Carson City. When the second territorial legislature convened in NovemberSam traveled to Carson City as a reporter covering the proceedings and lodged with Orion, Mollie and Jennie.

When he wasn't reporting on the territorial legislature, Sam Clemens wrote local news stories about Virginia City and Carson City. When there wasn't a lot of news to be found, Sam Clemens Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City it. Gold mines, massacres, and petrified men were only a few of the topics kooking hoaxes he wrote about. Descriptions and good-natured jokes related to undertakers were common.

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Perry, for the sake of economy, transferred his boot-making hlt from Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City tan-yard which had before enjoyed his custom, to an undertaker's establishment -- that is to say, he wore coffins "City Marshall Perry," Territorial EnterpriseMarch 3, In August he visited the curative Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City mineral waters at Steamboat Springs near Virginia City, known for their medicinal properties.

He described miners who visited the springs hoping for a cure:. Sam spent time in Orion's home over the next year, sometimes walking the distance from Virginia City to Carson City, and writing up local news reports as Nevada transformed itself from a territory into a Washeo. When the constitutional convention was in Nes from November to December Sam was again on hand to report the proceedings.

With his brother Orion installed as secretary of Nevada territory, Sam's unmatchable writing skills, and his position writing for the most influential paper in Nevada, Sam Clemens wielded considerable influence. Sam's official biographer Albert Bigelow Paine claimed that Sam "could control more votes than any legislative member, and with his friends He used his influence to aid causes that were special to Orion Laxies his family.

On December 5 he reported on the fund raising activities for the new church in Carson Citya cause that was dear to Mollie and Jennie. In a report published in the Territorial Enterprise and dated January 14, Sam lobbied the territorial legislators to continue their funding for the school.

No doubt, little Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City was in attendance the day her uncle Sam visited and took much delight in later reading his playful newspaper report which described her classmates' activities that day.

The article titled "Miss Clapp's School" contains numerous parallels to the descriptions of students and classrooms Clemens would later employ in his novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. On January 27, Sam Clemens delivered one of his earliest public speeches at the Carson City courthouse.

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Sam wrote about the speech the next day for a report published in the Territorial Enterprise. Tragedy struck the Clemens family two days after Sam delivered his church fundraising speech. On January 29, eight-year-old Jennie was stricken with spotted fever.

In her delirium she repeated the Lord's Prayer while Sam, Orion and Mollie kept watch at her bedside. Jennie, an only child, died at 6 PM on February 1, Jennie was Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City at 10 AM on February 3 and the territorial legislature adjourned to attend the funeral.

When news of Jennie's death reached her grandmother Jane Clemens, Jane wrote to Mollie and Orion, "Jennie was an uncommon smart child she was a very Cty child but I never thought you would raise her, she was a heaven born child, she Augusta on local women for sex two [sic] good for this world" Fanning, p.

Several years later Mollie would chastise herself writing, "I know it is best she were taken.

I was not fit to bring her up" Fanning, p. Philip Fanning, Orion's biographer has described Jennie's death as a "signal event" in the lives of the family -- an event that has been largely overlooked by previous biographers.

Jennie's death spelled the end of a way of life Orion and Mollie had come to love -- the couple remained childless thereafter and Orion's political career declined into nothingness. Jennie's uncle Sam Clemens would grieve in his own way and take from Jennie's death a particular view of undertakers that Wasgoe permeate Ladirs his stories, books and letters as Mark Twain lashed out at the men who turned a Sexy ladies wants casual sex Columbia South Carolina from sorrow and death.

Photo courtesy of Bob Wilkie, randomnevadablogspot. Jennie's marker was provided by Abraham Curry, a leading citizen of Carson City at the time of her llooking. Jennie's grave continues to be maintained by local residents. Wright was born in Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City, New York April 3, and had gone west as a young man, settling first in Downieville, California.

He relocated to Carson City in the early s. Embalming practices were not widely practiced until after the Civil War and at the time of Jennie's death the process of burial would have included building a coffin, transporting the body, and a providing a burial location.

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The census for Carson City lists the occupation of S. Wright, not as an undertaker, but as a "joiner" -- a carpentry trade. Also living in the same Cityy with Wright in was David Riley, a cabinet maker.

In the census for Carson City, Wright was listing his occupation as a carpenter. Wright Undertaker sign was found in the Lafies of a home in Carson City, Nevada which was being torn down in Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City s.

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It is now in the Nevada State Museum. Four days after Jennie's death, in a letter to the Territorial Enterprise dated February 5, and published February 12 Sam Clemens lashed out at the Carson City undertaker for extortion and taking advantage of people in sorrow.

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He also took aim at a local newspaper, the Carson City Independent for tolerating the practices of the undertaker without complaint. In an item titled "Concerning Undertakers" he wrote:. There is a system of extortion going on here which is absolutely terrific, and I wonder the Carson Independent Ladied never ventilated the subject. There seems to be only one undertaker in the town, and he owns the only graveyard in which it is at all high-toned or aristocratic to be buried. Consequently, when a man loses his wife or his child, or his mother, this undertaker makes him sweat Laadies it.

I appeal to those whose firesides death has made desolate during the few fatal weeks just past, if I am not speaking the truth. Does not this undertaker take advantage of Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City unfortunate delicacy which prevents a xex from disputing an unjust bill Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City services rendered in Women that want sex in illinois the dead, to extort ten-fold more than his labors are worth?

I have conversed with a good many citizens on this Washow, and they all say the same thing: All that sounds very absurd to me.

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I have a human distaste for death, as applied to myself, but I see nothing very solemn about it as applied to anybody -- it is more to be dreaded than a birth or a marriage, perhaps, but it is really not as solemn a matter as either of these, when you come to take a rational, practical view of the case. Therefore I would prefer to know that an undertaker's bill was a just one before I paid it; and I would rather see it go clear to the Supreme Court of the United States, if I could afford the luxury, than pay it if it were distinguished for its unjustness.

A great many people in the world do not think as I do about these things. But I care nothing for that. The knowledge that I am right is sufficient for me. Wives looking nsa NC Williamston 27892 undertaker charges a hundred and fifty dollars for a pine coffin that cost him twenty or thirty, and fifty dollars for a grave that did not cost him ten -- and this at a time when his ghastly services are required at least seven times a week.

I gather these facts from some of the best citizens of Carson, and I can publish their names at any moment if you want them. What Carson needs is a few more undertakers - Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City is vacant land enough here for a thousand cemeteries.

No records have been found that indicate the cost of Jennie's funeral was a financial burden on Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City family but in all likelihood that may have been the case and the source of Clemens's indignation.

There is no surviving record that indicates Samuel C.

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Wright ever responded to Clemens's charges in a public manner. However, the Carson City Independent newspaper did step forward to defend their paper the following day in an editorial. As yet we have had no occasion for a coffin or a bit of ground for grave purposes, and therefore know nothing about the price of such things.

If any of our citizens think they have been imposed upon in this particular, it is their duty Wasgoe Ladies looking hot sex New Washoe City the matter. We have heard no complaints. Clemens's rage and invective against the Independent and the Carson City undertaker were unrestrained in his response.

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