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Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 23 April [1875]

Here yet, & no particular change—Was out yesterday & over to Phil. by cars & ferry—but bad, very bad spell all night—Eat my breakfast this morning, & here I am ab't​ the same as usual—So things go—



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    This postcard bears the address, "Pete Doyle, | M street South, bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | Apr | 23 (?)| (?)."

    The correspondence (again chiefly postcards) with Doyle in April and May was sent on Fridays, according to Whitman's habit. At this time Doyle was working out of Baltimore; note Whitman's April 30, and June 25, 1875 letters to Doyle. This postcard can be positively dated on the basis of Burroughs' visit; see his letter to Dowden on May 4, 1875, quoted by Clara Barrus, Whitman and Burroughs—Comrades (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931), 94.

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