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Walt Whitman to Francis P. Church (?), 2 November 1868

My dear Sir,

As you have not found the little piece "Ethiopia Commenting" available, allow me to withdraw it—Indeed I have already sent it to another quarter.1


  • 1. Walt Whitman had submitted "Ethiopia Commenting" to the Galaxy on September 7, 1867. If he sent the poem "to another quarter," it has not as yet been discovered. It later became "Ethiopia Saluting the Colors"; see Edward F. Grier, "Walt Whitman, the Galaxy, and Democratic Vistas," American Literature 23.3 (November 1951), 337. [back]
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