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Title: Walter Whitman Reynolds to Walt Whitman, 9 February 1870

Date: February 9, 1870

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01860

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
Feb 9. /70

Dear friend Walter

I now [take my?] pen in h[and to?] let [you know how I am getting?] along. I am [doing?] well at present & I hope you are the Same. we have had a very heavy Snow-Storm here on tuesday it did not aount to [m?]uch as it was very Damp it [was?] very bad walking here the last [two?] Days I am very Sorry for to Keep you waiting So long for your Answer [I?] received [your?] letter of the Eight & was very glad to hear from you. we have been Stoping [at?] my Sisters for the last [few?] weeks & we have been very unsettled & that is the reason I did not write before. I am going to buy a fraim for your Picture I have it [illegible] up in my room I wou[ld like?] to see you very much it [has been a?] long while since I [illegible] wh [illegible] think [illegible] [Visit to Washington?] [illegible] when you were here [illegible] getting along nicely now [illegible] has steady work he [works at?] the pipe yard at the foot of twenty-fourth St. East river. [illegible] Boss Mr Hawkins is going to [leave?] the firm the first of march & my friend Oliver Allen & I [thought we would?] like to make Mr Hawkins a present of a gold Lead Pencil to remember [us by.?] I think that would be [as useful?] an Artical as we could give [illegible] we saw a very nice gold [Pencil?] [illegible] at fairchilds for four Dollars that would be two Dollars [a peice ?] [If you?] would be so kind as to [send?] me two Dollars in your next [letter?] you need not send me [any more?] Spending money [for?] [illegible] [months to?] [illegible] [illegible]ther [illegible]I must bid you good by for the present from your loving friend.

Walter Whitman Reynolds


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