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Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 20 December [1876]

Glad to hear from you—as by your card of 17th just rec'd. Very glad to hear of S[ula] having got home "well & hearty"—Sheets you speak of, not yet come to hand.

I am better this winter, seems almost decidedly—banged bad enough yet, but the bad deathly spells are very rare, (almost unknown) the last three months—I want to go to N Y city in January—to J H Johnstons (in 10th street)—his jewelry store is at 150 Bowery, cor Broome—call & see him—quite a lull in my book selling, & in my affairs, & literary doings, generally—



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    This letter's envelope bears the address, "John Burroughs | Esopus | Ulster Co | New York." It is postmarked: "Camden | Dec | 20 | N.J."

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