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Title: [The Smithsonian, just opposite Armory is]

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: January 13, 1864

Publication information: Armory Square Hospital Gazette January 13, 1864: 1.

Source: Our transcription is derived from Thomas Donaldson, Walt Whitman: The Man (New York: Francis P. Harper,1896), facing p. 141.

Whitman Archive ID: med.00721

Contributors to digital file: Brett Barney

☞ The Smithsonian, just opposite Armory is frequently the medium through which a course of lectures is given to the public. The lectures are free. In the past fortnight the Rev. John Lord has delivered five, full of condensed learning upon Roman History. It is a good sign of the times when such lectures are popular, and when the audience is most responsive to the most uncompromising moral and religious portions of them.—This Dr. Lord is a more strenuous advocate of Freedom than another Dr. Lord is of Slavery.


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