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Title: Judah B. Voorhees to Walt Whitman, 2 March 1888

Date: March 2, 1888

Whitman Archive ID: loc.04351

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Surrogate's Office
Kings County
March 2 1888

Walter Whitman Esq
Dear Sir

I take great pleasure in inviting you to the Annual Banquet of the Society of Old Brooklynites to be held at the Pierrepont House on the 9th day of April [next?]. As you are a member of the Society I would suggest that you prepare a toast and a response and if you cannot attend in person please to send the same to be read as I know a great many of the members will be glad to hear from you. The occasion of the dinner is the anniversary of the passing of the law incorporated the city of Brooklyn. An early reply is requested.

Yours Respectfully
Judah B. Voorhees

Judah B. Voorhees (1828–1923) was the chief clerk of the Surrogate of Kings County (from 1856 to 1891), a Civil War veteran, and a columnist for local newspapers.


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