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Territorial Enterprise, early January 1866

[Item recovered from Reese River Reveille, January 5, 1866, p. 2]


Old Mulph Mulff Muff Mumph Murph Mumf Murf Mumford Mulford Murphy Nickerson sailed for the States this morning in the steamer. The city turned out. and went down to see him off, and there was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. Mr. M.M.M.M.M.M.M.M.M. Nickcrson goes East in order to be present at the launching of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's magnificent new steamer.

John Leatch left in the same steamer. His business is connected with the telegraph interest.

Colonel Avery also is a passenger. He has got his utateroom full of fine wines, liquors, cigars and other luxuries, and will sleep outside until the stock become thinned out a little -- a thing which will soon happen, for he is about as hospitable a man as can be found anywhere.

[Reprinted in American Literary Realism, Vol. 47, No. 1, Fall 2014, p. 91.]

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