'That afternoon we took a long drive over the hills. Mr. Clemens kept no coachman and no carriage at that time, but when he wished a "rig" he sent word to the friendly farmer near by, who would soon appear with a surrey and a team of horses.'
Your dad may prefer just riding a horse for local trips.
Paying in silver coin, you might consider purchase of team of horses, fine carriage, beautiful stable, & a small ranch as well.
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑