Life & Letters

Correspondence

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Title: Walt Whitman to John T. Trowbridge, 31 August 1865

Date: August 31, 1865

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:26. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Manuscripts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard University

Whitman Archive ID: har.00053

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Nicole Gray




ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE.
Washington,
Aug 31, 1865.

My dear friend,

I have just received your note.

I should be truly glad to see you—perhaps best to call at Att'y Gen's office,1 Treasury Building—say from 1/2 past 10 to 12, soon as convenient after receiving this.

Walt Whitman


Notes:

1. After being dismissed from his job in the Department of the Interior by Secretary James Harlan, Whitman began working in the Attorney General's office at the beginning of July 1865. [back]


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