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Title: Walt Whitman to Damon Y. Kilgore, 23 January 1877

Date: January 23, 1877

Whitman Archive ID: prc.00046

Source: This letter is privately owned by Florence A. Hoadley. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:75. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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431 Stevens street | Camden N J
Jan 23 '77

My dear Kilgore

Do your folks intend having a Paine meeting on the 29th instant? Would you like to have me present & make some off-hand remarks, (agreeable to you, & doubtless to all) for ten minutes? Answer forthwith1

Walt Whitman


1. See the letter from Walt Whitman to Damon Y. Kilgore of September 24, 1876 and to Mr. and Mrs. Kilgore of January 24, 1877. See also Floyd Stovall, ed., Specimen Days (New York: New York University Press, 1963), 140–142. [back]


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