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Title: Peter Doyle to Walt Whitman, 14 October [1868]

Date: October 14, 1868

Whitman Archive ID: uva.00363

Source: Papers of Walt Whitman (MSS 3829), Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Albert H. Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia. Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, and Janel Cayer

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Oct 14.4

Dear Walt

Since i received your Papers last monday i have been Very anxious to write to you but the Death of one of my Cousins delayed me somewhat & yet there is nothing unusual going on here I believe the road is running the same as when you went away with the exception of our new President During Monday & Tuesday there was a good deal of excitement over the elections in the several states but today it has got back to old standing there is also a report out here that there was a Plot to assasinate the President but i dont think there is any truth in the report

all the boys send their love
Pete x x

I sent you a letter last sunday



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