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Walt Whitman to John H. Johnston, 6 November 1881

 loc.02556.001_large.jpg Dear friend

I made a good smooth fast trip back to Camden that afternoon—find every thing here moving on about the same—life here is pretty monotonous any time, & especially after banging about & seeing so many folks & being made so much of as I for the last three or four months—but I  loc.02556.002_large.jpgfeel pretty well & find myself enjoying most things & times—this beautiful day among the rest—(now toward sundown, & I am writing this alone up in my room, 3d story—have had a nice quiet day)—The valise came all right—Thought it best to write to Leibkeucher,2 Newark, to ask whether I should send him the two vol. $10 edition, or the one vol. $2 one—which I have accordingly done—How are you Alma? How are you Ally boy?

Walt Whitman  loc.02556.003_large.jpg  loc.02556.004_large.jpg


  • 1. This letter bears the address: John H Johnston | Jeweler | 150 Bowery | New York City. It is postmarked: Camden | Nov | 6 | (?) PM | N.J. [back]
  • 2. Arthur E. Lebknecker (not Leibkeucher), to whom Whitman sent the new Leaves of Grass on December 27 (Whitman's Commonplace Book, Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). [back]
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