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Title: William F. Channing to Walt Whitman, 24 September 1868

Date: September 24, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01257

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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Providence R. I.
Sept 24– 1868.–

Walt Whitman Esq.
Dear Sir,

Mrs. O'Connor writes Mrs. Channing that you are in New York– I write you, on a forlorn hope, to offer you our best welcome if any thing should induce you to turn Eastward. We have to offer entertainment, not brillieant, but quiet & unconstrained. You would find some few persons here whom I think you would like to meet. To balance this on the other side is all New York! All for which I can really answer is the sincere desire to see you here in a home-like way– I think we have a home that is worth something, & that we gladly open to you.

Will you not visit us?

Yrs truly
Wm. F. Channing


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