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Title: Walt Whitman to Nathaniel Bloom, 15 August 1863

Date: August 15, 1863

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00782

Source: Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:135. 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, Tim Jackson, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson

August 15 18631

Dear Nat,2

Your letter came safe & was received with cordial & forgiving welcome, (there is more joy over one sinner that repenteth at the last, than, &c &c)—But I don't know what right I have to lecture you—


1. Incomplete draft letter. [back]

2. See Whitman's letter from March 19–20, 1863[back]


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