Title: Walt Whitman to Katharine Hillard, 8 March 
Date: March 8, 1877
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Notes for this letter were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977).
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.02312
Contributors to digital file: Eder Jaramillo, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schoeberlein, and Nicole Gray
113 east 10th street
near 3d Avenue
Thursday noon March 81
Dear Miss Hillard
Come by all means—I shall be in at 8 p m Saturday, expecting you—& failing then (any thing preventing you) shall be in at 11 a m on Sunday—
If you come Saturday afternoon we will promise not to make company of you—Mrs. Johnston & all will be delighted to receive you too—(& you shall have a cup of tea & a biscuit to refresh)—Come—
1. Whitman was staying with John H. Johnston in March, 1877; see the letter from Whitman to Anne Gilchrist on March 4, 1877, and the letter from Whitman to John Burroughs on March 13, 1877. Mrs. Amelia Johnston, John H. Johnston's first wife, died on March 26, 1877; see the letter from Whitman to Anne Gilchrist on March 23. [back]