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Title: Susan Stafford to Walt Whitman, 23 December 1877

Date: December 23, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03899

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.

Editorial note: The annotation, "from Mrs Stafford Dec 23 '77—bro't up by Herbert ans'd next day," is in the hand of Walt Whitman.

Contributors to digital file: Nima Najafi Kianfar and Nicole Gray

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Sunday evening Dec 23rd

Dear friend we have looked for you down with us so long & you have not come that we have given up all hope of ever seeing you again with us so [illegible] the kit of fish [illegible] that you have [illegible] come safe [illegible] more than words can tell [illegible] would have written for you last week to spend Christmas with us but I had a very severe attact of the heart & was not able to do so I am better now will you please come this week we shall look for you do not disappoint us we have waited so long

please write what day you will come & we will meet you at the station

ever your friend
S. M. Stafford


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