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Title: George S. McWatters to Walt Whitman, 6 December 1867

Date: December 6, 1867

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01804

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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OFFICE OF THE Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police,
No. 300 Mulberry Street,

Dec 6th,

Friend Wat

At my sugestion the Ladies of the Union Relief Association, through their Secretary, wrote to you, requesting your aid in a case of an advance of pension for the Widow of a man named Dyre, as we have received no answer, when the case was spoken of at the meeting on Wednesday, I said I would write and ask you about it. I have just read Burroughs on Whitman, and am much pleased. I could tell you a long story of my actions, for the relief and assistance of our Soldiers and their families, during & since the War, but don't want to bore you, please answer and oblige

your humble friend
Geo S McWatters

Direct to me at Police Headquarters, New York


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