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Title: Walt Whitman to John H. Johnston, 26 January 1882

Date: January 26, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: loc.02558

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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Jan: 26 '82

My dear friend

Yours just rec'd & indeed welcomed—A wretchedly dull forenoon, cold & dark, & so slippery, drizzling outside I am prisoned in with glum surroundings—to which your cheery note comes like a shaft of sunshine—I had not heard from Osgood, & so far the news, as you say, is very satisfactory—(Besides I sort o' think this is all yet only the beginning—the preparatory stage)—

—No—I had not heard of last Sunday's NY Times—have not seen it—wish you would immediately send me one—

—I keep well as of late—nothing very new—Love to Alma and Ally & all—I hurry to catch the noon mail—

Walt Whitman


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