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Title: Walt Whitman to John T. Trowbridge, 31 August 1865

Date: August 31, 1865

Whitman Archive ID: har.00053

Source: Manuscripts Department, Houghton Library, Harvard University. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Ted Genoways (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004), 7:26. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Alex Kinnaman, Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Nicole Gray

Aug 31, 1865.

My dear friend,

I have just received your note.

I should be truly glad to see you—perhaps best to call at Att'y Gen's office,1 Treasury Building—say from 1/2 past 10 to 12, soon as convenient after receiving this.

Walt Whitman


1. After being dismissed from his job in the Department of the Interior by Secretary James Harlan, Whitman began working in the Attorney General's office at the beginning of July 1865. [back]


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