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Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 2 July [1877]

Date: July 2, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: duk.00746

Source: The Trent Collection of Walt Whitman Manuscripts, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:90. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alicia Bones, Anthony Dreesen, Eder Jaramillo, Kevin McMullen, and Nicole Gray

Kirkwood New Jersey
July 2—

Dear boy Pete

I still keep pretty well, & am again down here at the farm in the country, for a couple of weeks, & to stay over 4th of July. Nothing particularly new in my affairs. As I write this (Monday 10 a m) it is a beautiful bright breezy forenoon—& I am going now down to the creek & spring to take a bath—it is about 90 rods distant, & I walk there & back—Love, love, love,

Your old Walt

I still make my headquarters in Camden—


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