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Title: William Mills to Walt Whitman, 15 February 1880

Date: February 15, 1880

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05991

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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St. Louis.1
Feb. 15th 1880

Mr Whitman
Dear Sir

I received your book and photograph, I thank you very much indeed for both of them.

I have enjoyed reading your book very much as it gave me a very different opinion of the private soldier, from that which I before possessed.

I received your book some three weeks ago when I was preparing for my half yearly examinations and as I was very busy I could not get time to read it and I didn't want to write until I had done so.

Yours affectionately
William Mills


1. This letter was crossed out and repurposed by Whitman. On the back he wrote a series of notes. [back]


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