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Title: Walt Whitman to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 27 November 1866

Date: November 27, 1866

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00151

Source: T. E. Hanley Collection, University of Texas. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:297-298. 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

I suppose you got a letter last Saturday as well as the previous Wednesday—I am better than I was last week—not as well as I would like to be, but well enough to keep on with my work, &c. just the same as ever—I feel real well, sometimes, for a day—but then comes the trouble in the head again—Did you get the "Galaxy" of Dec. 1st? I think it a very good piece. Every thing here in the office goes on as usual. I got your letter, mother. I wrote to Han last week. It is beautiful weather here to-day—I have got my new trowsers—$20!!—only think of that!—it is lucky I wear my clothes a long while—


Mother, I would rather you would use the money to get things for yourself—shoes, stockings, underclothes—1


1. The envelope for this letter bears the address: Mrs. Louisa Whitman | P. O. Box 218, | Brooklyn, New York. It is postmarked: Washington D. C. | Nov | 27. [back]


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