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.
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.
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]