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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 2 July [1877]

Date: July 2, 1877

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:90. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: The Trent Collection of Walt Whitman Manuscripts, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00746

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Anthony Dreesen, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

Kirkwood New Jersey
July 2—

Dear boy Pete

I still keep pretty well, & am again down here at the farm in the country, for a couple of weeks, & to stay over 4th of July. Nothing particularly new in my affairs. As I write this (Monday 10 a m) it is a beautiful bright breezy forenoon—& I am going now down to the creek & spring to take a bath—it is about 90 rods distant, & I walk there & back—Love, love, love,

Your old Walt

I still make my headquarters in Camden—


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