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Title: W. E. Worthen to Walt Whitman, 23 May 1864

Date: May 23, 1864

Whitman Archive ID: loc.00879

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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New York
May 23

Dear Sir

Enclosed find $20 which I have collected for yr Sanitary distribution. I hope I shall be able to send more from time to time.

I am yrs try
W. E. Worthen1

Address care of D. Appleton Ho.


1. William E. Worthen was an engineer, evidently employed in the Croton Aqueduct Department, New York. Walt Whitman's reply to this letter is not known. [back]


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