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Walt Whitman to Anne Gilchrist, 25 September [1877]

Dearest friend

Bee's card rec'd​ this morning—glad & thankful to hear all is going well with you—have abstained from coming over, for fear of being in the way—but hope I may come soon—Mannahatta and Jessie went off in the 11:45 train from Phil:​ to-day1—in good spirits, & excellent well, and have had a jolly good visit both to you & yours & over here—My sister is well—She went over with the girls to the depot—saw them off safely, & returned to dinner—No further news rec'd​ by me from Herby—I am well as usual—doing nothing particular—



  • 1. According to The Commonplace Book, the girls left on September 24 for Ellicott City, Maryland, where they attended Patapsco Seminary (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). See the letter from Walt Whitman to Mannahatta Whitman and Jessie Louisa Whitman of October 2, 1877. [back]
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