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Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 27 November [1867]

Dear William,

I wish you to come & take Thanksgiving Dinner with us to-morrow. Mrs. Benedict2 specially joins in the request. No refusal permitted.


No outside guests—our own boarders only—all decent fellows.


  • 1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "William O'Connor." [back]
  • 2. Walt Whitman boarded with Mrs. Newton Benedict in 1867 after the death of Juliet Grayson; see Walt Whitman's February 12, 1867 letter to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman. [back]
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