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Walt Whitman to an Editor, 29 December 1864

Private note to Editor:1

Sir, I send you a communication which I hope you will publish for sake of the soldiers dying & suffering in Southern prisons—Would it be convenient also to say a few words editorially? I have taken the liberty to send you a few lines myself—if they are not acceptable, substitute something else—

Walt Whitman

122 Portland av near Myrtle Brooklyn


  • 1. Whitman evidently sent "The Prisoners" to other newspapers in addition to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the New York Times. Later in life he sometimes sent a communication to as many as twelve newspapers. [back]
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