In Whitman's Hand

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[some threading Ohio's]

Rivulets, some meandering threading through Ohio's
        the fields farm-fields, or
        in the woods
Some flowing down fr as from
        Colorado's mountains cañons, their from from sources
        [f?][deletion, illegible]of of eternal snow,
Some to with in their half‑hid threads in Oregon,—or
        southward in Texas,
Some to the north finding their way to Michigan,
        Erie, Niagara, Ottawa,
Some to the bays Atlantics bays
        and so to the great salt sea brine.
leaf 1 verso

This manuscript was written in 1881.
Editorial note
This manuscript is a draft of lines published in the poem "As Consequent, Etc." The poem was published first in the 1881 edition of Leaves of Grass.
The verso of the manuscript is a letter to Whitman from the Camden and Atlantic Railroad dated January 25, 1881.
As Consequent etc  |  The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
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