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Title: Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 17 March [1877]

Date: March 17, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: pml.00045

Source: The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:80–81. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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New York
March 17

Dearest friend

After a couple of weeks in New York, Mr Burroughs has brought me up here, where I am to stay for a few days—Every thing goes well—I am very comfortably situated, & it is not only a great change from N Y—but a great relief—I mean the excitement of so much company—every thing is quiet & secluded here—all winter too, the snow white & deep in every direction—as I look from my window, river & mountains & trees & rocks—far & vast—

I only write a hurried line to let you know my whereabouts—Shall (probably) be returning to Camden latter part of next week—Love to all—

Walt Whitman


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