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Letter to Helen Keller from S.L. Clemens (December 6, 1905)

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New York, N.Y.

December 6, 1905

To you, and to all my other known and unknown friends who have lightened the weight of my seventieth birthday with kind words, and good wishes I offer my most grateful thanks, and beg leave to sign myself,
Your and their obliged friend
Mark Twain

It is a lovely letter dear Helen, and I thank you from my heart for it.
Remain an optimist just as long as you can dear! I would not abridge the term by a single day. But as for me--Ah, that is different!
Do please give my love to Mr. and Mrs. Macy.

Always affectionately,

S.L. Clemens

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