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Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 26 February [1867]

My dear Nelly,

I will be at the house in time to go with you & see the Capitol lighted. About the dinner, (thank you for your kind invitation2,) I fear I shall not be with you to-day.



  • 1. This letter is endorsed, "Ans'd." Its envelope bears the address, "Ellen M. O'Connor." [back]
  • 2. William O'Connor had invited Walt Whitman to dinner earlier that day, but Whitman wrote in his February 26, 1867 letter to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman that he would likely not accept the offer as, "I believe I don't care to go to-day." [back]
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