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William Mills to Walt Whitman, 15 February 1880

 loc_jp.00226_large.jpg Mr Whitman Dear Sir

I received your book and photograph, I thank you very much indeed for both of them.

I have enjoyed reading your book very much as it gave me a very different opinion of the private soldier, from that which I before possessed.

I received your book some three weeks ago when I was preparing for my half yearly examinations and as I was very busy I could not get time to read it and I didn't want to write until I had done so.

Yours affectionately William Mills  loc_jp.00225_large.jpg


  • 1. This letter was crossed out and repurposed by Whitman. On the back he wrote a series of notes. [back]
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