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Title: Walt Whitman to Harry Stafford, 14 September [1881]

Date: September 14, 1881

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03995

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.

Notes for this letter were created by Whitman Archive staff and/or were derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller, 6 vols. (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), and supplemented or updated by Whitman Archive staff.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray

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Sept: 14

Dear Hank

Yours of 11th just rec'd—I enclose you a note to Secretary of War, at a venture—If you go on, you get to see the Secretary. It wouldn't be any use to send it by mail—(as you requested)1—I shall be through here in nine or ten days—Keep well yet—Shall stop a week or so in New York—then home to Camden for two or three weeks—then to Canada for some time.

Your Walt

I suppose you got the papers


1. See the letter from Whitman to Harry Stafford of September 9, 1881[back]


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