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Title: Walt Whitman to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 28 April 1866

Date: April 28, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00205

Source: Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection, New York Public Library. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:273-274. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson

April 28, 1866

Dearest Mother,

I got both your letters—the last one has just come—It is too bad to be so troubled about a house—but then, Mother, there might be troubles a great deal worse than that—Mother, when you get there, & feel able, you must write me a few lines, & give me the No. of the house, & the right address, &c.

Well, mother, you must all try to get along the best you can. Try to take it easy as possible.



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