Title: Walt Whitman to Ruth Stafford, 22 June 
Date: June 22, 1882
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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.04256
Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Eder Jaramillo, and Nicole Gray
June 22 Evn'g
Dear young friend
Yours rec'd to-day, & glad to hear from you—I have wanted to come down for quite a while, but business has delayed me. I am pretty well—& all goes well enough to be thankful for in my affairs.—Only a short word this time but I will be down soon & tell you all the news2—After I write this I am going out on the river for an hour or two—
1. This post card is addressed: Miss Ruth Anna Stafford | Kirkwood | Glendale | New Jersey. It is postmarked: Camden | Jun | 23 | 7 AM | N.J. [back]
2. Whitman was at Glendale from July 3 to 5 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]