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Walt Whitman to John Jay Knox, 28 January 1867

Mr. Knox,2

The Copy of Opinion of Mr. Attorney Gen. Bates, in title case, will be sent up to you at 2 o'clock, according to your request.

Yours, Walt Whitman


  • 1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "Mr. Knox, | Sec. of the Treasury's Office." [back]
  • 2. John Jay Knox (1828–1892) was appointed to the Treasury Department by Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. On October 10, 1867, Knox became Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, and from 1872 to 1884 he served as Comptroller. Walt Whitman forwarded to Knox an opinion of Edward Bates (1793–1869), Lincoln's Attorney General. [back]
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