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Title: Walt Whitman to Byron Sutherland, 2 September 1873

Date: September 2, 1873

Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:238. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Location: Minnesota Historical Society

Whitman Archive ID: mnh.00001

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad




Sept. 2, 1873.

Dear soldier boy,1

I have been very sick for many months—& am still unable to work or go round—But think I shall recover yet. I send you a paper same mail with this, containing a little piece that describes my case. I rec'd your letter of last June—have not only been sick, but in much trouble & affliction all summer—& I now write at a venture to see whether you are in Warren—& if so you must write to me at once. I have not forgotten you, my loving soldier boy, & never shall.


Walt Whitman

322 Stevens st.
Camden,
N. Jersey


Notes:

1. Whitman began his correspondence with soldier Byron Sutherland on August 26, 1865, and had last written to Sutherland on April 4, 1870[back]


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