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Walter Whitman Reynolds to Walt Whitman, 9 February 1870

 loc.01860.001.jpg Dear friend Walter

I now take my pen in hand to let you know how I am getting along. I am doing well at present & I hope you are the Same. we have had a very heavy Snow-Storm here on tuesday it did not aount to much as it was very Damp it was very bad walking here the last two Days I am very Sorry for to Keep you waiting So long for your Answer I received your letter of the Eight & was very glad to hear from you. we have been Stoping at my Sisters for the last few weeks & we have been very unsettled & that is the reason I did not write before. I am going to buy a fraim​ for  loc.01860.002.jpg your Picture I have it [damage] up in my room I would like to see you very much it has been a long while since I [damage] wh[damage] think [damage] Visit to Washington [damage] when you were here [damage] getting along nicely now [damage] has steady work he works at the pipe yard at the foot of twenty-fourth St. East river. [damage] Boss Mr Hawkins is going to leave the firm the first of march & my friend Oliver Allen & I thought we would like to make Mr Hawkins a present of a gold Lead Pencil to remember us by. I think that would be as useful an Artical as we could give [damage] we saw a very nice gold Pencil [damage] at fairchilds for four Dollars that would be two Dollars a peice  loc.01860.003.jpg If you would be so kind as to send me two Dollars in your next letter you need not send me any more Spending money for [damage] months to [illegible] [illegible]ther [illegible]I must bid you good by​ for the present from your loving friend.

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