Mark Twain: Concerning The Jews, Harper’s Magazine,

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Some months ago I published a magazine article descriptive of a remarkable scene in the
Imperial Parliament in Vienna. Since then I have received from Jews in America several
letters of inquiry. They were difficult letters to answer, for they were not very
definite. But at last I have received a definite one. It is from a lawyer, and he really
asks the questions which the other writers probably believed they were asking. By help of
this text I will do the best I can to publicly answer this correspondent, and also the
others – at the same time apologizing for having failed to reply privately. The lawyer’s
letter reads as follows:

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