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Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 5 July [1878]

Still here—still quite well—sent you a paper yesterday with my "June" letter in2—Shall go back to Camden ab't​ the 10th (or 9th)3—Fiery weather here, but I stand it well so far—



  • 1. This letter bears the address: John Burroughs | Esopus-on-Hudson | New York. It is postmarked: New-York | Jul 5 | 6 PM. [back]
  • 2. "A Poet's Recreation" appeared in the New York Tribune on July 4. On the preceding day Whitman read proof in the Tribune office (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada, 55). [back]
  • 3. He returned to Camden on July 10. [back]
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