MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY [original item not recovered]
The Mexicans celebrated the eve of "their Fourth of July" on the
15th. They beat the Yankees all hollow in their jubilees with their music, suppers,
torch-light parades, fandangoes, illuminations, fire-works, cannonading. They
celebrated all day and at night had a magnificent fandango twice more splendid
than the last, "regardless of expense." American celebrations are
nowhere. Nothing but the seven days' battle before Richmond can equal a Mexican
[Text recovered from San Francisco Bulletin, September 20, 1862, p.
3. Possibly written
by Mark Twain. No further evidence of his authorship has yet been established.
return to Enterprise index