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Thursday, March 31, 1892

     Burroughs to go away. Made a morning's trip to Harleigh, but turned sick while there and was glad to get back to Mickle Street—the headache frightfully sick.

     Salter writes, and Mrs. Bush, and Longaker submits his tender condolences:
Society for Ethical Culture
Wednesday March 30th 92

My dear Traubel,

I am sorry that I could not be with you and the other friends again this evening: My wife was quite miserable when I returned from my engagement and I felt I could not leave her. I hope you will explain to the rest for me. (When does Dr. Bucke go back?)

What a memorable day this has been—never to be forgotten are the many touching incidents, and what a void you must feel in your own life since the loved and noble Walt Whitman is no more with us.

Ever yours

Daniel Longaker


Mrs. Whitman gave Burroughs one of Walt's chairs. After a while we found that Walt had willed this chair to Johnston (N.Y.), whereat the second chair, with the red uprights, belonging to Warrie, was set apart for Burroughs.


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