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Walt Whitman to Newton Benedict and Mrs. Newton Benedict, 25 October 1868

[Writing from New York, Walt Whitman informed the Benedicts of the date of his return to Washington.]1

The Benedicts were Walt Whitman's landlords at 468 M North, who replaced Juliet Grayson after her death in 1867. Whitman recorded this change in management in his February 12, 1867 letter to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman.


  • 1. The summary of the letter is drawn from an auction catalog put out by the American Art Association for a 1924 sale. The location of this manuscript is presently unknown. [back]
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