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William T. Otto to Walt Whitman, 11 May 1865

Walt Whitman of New York is hereby promoted to a Clerkship of the Second Class in the Office of Indian Affairs to take effect from and after the first instant.

William T. Otto,  
  Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

William T. Otto (1816–1905) was assistant secretary of the interior. Initially, William D. O'Connor had arranged an interview for Whitman with Otto for a clerk position in the Bureau of Indian Affairs. See O'Connor's December 30, 1864, and Otto's January 12, 1865, letter to Whitman.

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