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Title: Walt Whitman to Mr. French, [14 April 1873]

Date: April 14, 1873

Whitman Archive ID: med.00419

Source: The location of the original manuscript is unknown. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:212–213. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Janel Cayer, Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad

To the Attorney Gen's Office, for Mr. French, Pardon Clerk.1

Please unlock the case where my books & pamphlets are in Mr. French's room & send me by bearer 6 copies "Democratic Vistas."


1. Transcript.

This appears to be a note written while Whitman was still in Washington; therefore, the year 1873 seems plausible, since before his illness Whitman would have gone for the books himself. [back]


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