MANUSCRIPT: AC. Ink. Dated: Monday Eve.
PUBLICATION: L (1894) 192-193, in part; LL 203-204, in part; L (1931) 183-194, in part.
The weather reports confirm the date. The New Hampshire balloonist T.S.C. Lowe abandoned his idea of crossing the Atlantic after three months of preparation. The Springfield Republican comments on December 9: "'Professor' Lowe boasts that he cleared $4,000 by his Atlantic balloon humbug." On the spelling of "Mamie's" name, see letter no. 235.