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Title: William Stewart to Walt Whitman, 17 July 1865

Date: July 17, 1865

Whitman Archive ID: yal.00091

Source: Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University. The transcription presented here is derived from Drum Beats: Walt Whitman's Civil War Boy Lovers, ed. Charley Shively (San Francisco, California: Gay Sunshine Press, 1989), 190. 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, Blake Bronson-Bartlett, Kathryn Kruger, and Nick Krauter

Mr. Walter Whitman—

Sir i take my pen in hand to let you know that i am well and i hope that these few lines may find you the same i have not got a way yet from this hospittle but i think that my papers will be down tomorrow i think that they will get away this week i think that i have been here long enough now mister whitman tel me what is the matter that you dont come to see me anymore i hope that dont keep you away what the ward master told you that night i did not think to ask you to come back Now if you have any lasure time, come and see me before i go home. i am sorry that i did not think to tell you to not mind what he told you Well i must [close] My letter by bidding you good by write soon

armory Square hospittle


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