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Walt Whitman to Damon Y. Kilgore, 23 January 1877

My dear Kilgore

Do your folks intend having a Paine meeting on the 29th instant? Would you like to have me present & make some off-hand remarks, (agreeable to you, & doubtless to all) for ten minutes? Answer forthwith1

Walt Whitman


  • 1. See the letter from Walt Whitman to Damon Y. Kilgore of September 24, 1876 and to Mr. and Mrs. Kilgore of January 24, 1877. See also Floyd Stovall, ed., Specimen Days (New York: New York University Press, 1963), 140–142. [back]
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