[EDITOR'S NOTE: These items have not been previously republished elsewhere. The are included in this collection because of their potential to be the work of Clemens and are deserving of further research and consideration. Clemens wrote about the Maguire and Macdougall affair in two letters to the Enterprise -- one dated December 20, 1865; the other contained a poem about the incident.]
THE MAGUIRE CASE
In the Police Court yesterday morning Thomas Maguire pleaded guilty to the charge of assault and battery upon W. J. Macdougall, and was allowed till Friday to file an affidavit in mitigation, when a counter affidavit will be filed by Mr. Macdougall.
THE LORD LOOK DOWN!
The Californian's condensed novelist, Bret Harte, has given the world to understand that of the 1300 poets of California, there are less than twenty whom come up to the austere standard of his fastidious taste. The rejected 1280 will probably take his scalp.
[transcribed from microfilm]
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