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Title: Walt Whitman to Richard J. Hinton, 3 November 1866

Date: November 3, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: khs.00001

Source: Richard Josiah Hinton Collection, Kansas State Historical Society. Miller's publication was based on a transcription by Professor Carroll Hollis. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:289-290. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Brett Barney, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson

Nov. 3, 1866.

Dear Hinton,

The bearer, my friend, Mr. Shambaugh,1 was showing me a letter he has received, (he is on a Committee of Sold. & Sail. Union League)—I think it ought to be published in full. You make a brief introduction to it & let it go in a Sunday Chronicle.2 Let him have a proof when it is set up, to bring to me.

Yours &c

Walt Whitman


1. Shambaugh has not been identified. [back]

2. Probably Whitman wanted the letter printed in the Washington Sunday Chronicle[back]


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