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Walt Whitman to William S. Huntington, 5 November 1870

 loc.01709.001_large.jpg My dear Mr. Huntington:

I write to say I would like to postpone the pleasure of my visit to, & breakfast with, you & Mrs. Huntington till Sunday morning 13th inst.—instead of to-morrow.

—Best respects to Mrs. Huntington.

Walt Whitman

I send the Galaxy with one of my last pieces1—as I am not certain whether I sent it to you at the time.

Walt Whitman  loc.01709.002_large.jpg

William S. Huntington (1841–1872) entered the Treasury Department in 1861 and, two years later, was selected by financier Jay Cooke to be cashier of the First National Bank in Washington.


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