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Walt Whitman to Ellen M. O'Connor, 17 April [1874]

Condition still hopeful, & (though tedious as ever, & with relapses & bad spells,) still seem decidedly to gain more than lose—I have written to the As​ . Am quite comfortable to-day. J B​ was here Saturday & Sunday.



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    This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mrs. E. M. O'Connor, | 1015 O street, near 11th N. W. | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Apr | 17(?)| N.J.; Carrier | 18 | (?)| 8 AM."

    The year is verified by the reference to Burroughs' visit mentioned in Whitman's April 16, 1874 letter to Peter Doyle and in Whitman's April 25, 1874 letter to Rudolf Schmidt.

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