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Title: Abraham Simpson to Walt Whitman, 20 September 1865

Date: September 20, 1865

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00866

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Sept 20th, 1865

Walt Whitman Esq

When I1 receive your extra sheet will then bind you 500 "Drum Taps."

Can you give me an [order on any person?] for a copy of your "Drum Taps" as I want[to?] match them.

As I have to pay nett cash for the materials used in your work would thank you to forward me the money.

Abraham Simpson


1. Abraham Simpson bound 500 copies of Whitman's Sequel to Drum-Taps in a dark red binding with goldstamped title on the front cover (and blindstamped on the back). [back]


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