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Title: John Swinton to Walt Whitman, [24] September 1877

Date: September 24, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01901

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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My dear Walt

Miss Annie T. Smith desires to see you for a short time; and it is with pleasure that I give her this note to you.

—She has all the merits that you admire, and if she be not [appalled?] by your greatness, or the shadow of it, you will have a good time with her

A lady friend of hers here in New York tells me that Miss Smith proposes to make you a feature in some sort of production, but of this I know nothing. I am certain that if she does, you will enjoy it

So, Walt, whether she writes to you, visits you, or otherwise enters into relations with you; you will know that she is an admirer of yourself, and a friend of

John Swinton


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