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Walt Whitman to John Burroughs, 12 October [1875]

Your good letter rec'd​ . I am no worse—can hardly say better, either, (though if any difference, it is that)—C. W. E[ldridge] called to see me on his way back to Wash.​ & has written to me from there since. O'C[onnor] is well & flourishing. I think of soon going to Wash.​ for a few days—

W W.


  • 1.

    This letter's envelope bears the address, "John Burroughs, | Esopus, Ulster co | New York." It is postmarked: "Camden | Oct | 12 | N.J."

    Since Whitman went to Washington on November 8, 1875 (see Whitman's November 3, 1875, and November 5, 1875 letters to Peter Doyle), 1875 appears to be a plausible date.

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