[EDITOR'S NOTE: This item has not been previously republished elsewhere. It is included in this collection because of its potential to be the work of Clemens and is deserving of further research and consideration. A similar item on the Fourteenth Regiment appeared in Clemens's letter to the Territorial Enterprise between January 6 and 9.]
MORE THAN A MATCH
The gallant "Fourteeners," who have achieved imperishable notoriety hereabouts as being the most indefatigable "nippers' that ever came to the city, have been sent down to Arizona to raid upon the Apaches. As it will be utterly impossible for the Apaches to steal from the settlers as fast as the "Fourteeners" will steal from them, it may be set down as certain that the Apaches are destined to be completely "cleaned out" in a very short time. But then it looks to us as though there would be a greater drawback to the settling up of the country than before. Who the deuce is going to "clean out" the indomitable "Fourteeners?" That's what we should like to know.
[transcribed from microfilm]
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