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Title: Walt Whitman to Theodore F. Dwight, 20 October 1866

Date: October 20, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: mas.00001

Source: Massachusetts Historical Society. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 5:289. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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Oct. 20, 1866.

Theo F. Dwight, | My dear Sir,

Your letter has come to hand, & I have to say in reply, that a new edition of "Leaves of Grass," just now out, includes "Drum Taps" & every thing else I have written down to the present time. Price $3. I publish & sell it myself—sending it from here, by mail.

Walt Whitman


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