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Walt Whitman to Unidentified Correspondent, [6 May 1887]

You must excuse the liberty I take in introducing the young man who will hand you this—a conductor on the W P City R R & a particular friend of mine—who will explain the reason of his call. Pray listen to what he has to say.1

As yet we have no information about this correspondent.


  • 1. This draft letter appears in a notebook at Yale with the following also in Whitman's hand: "Sir | Feeling that I am competent & determined to give satisfaction I hereby apply for an appointment under you on the road | W H Duckett | May 6 '87." Undoubtedly Duckett, Whitman's young Camden driver, was expected to make a copy of the letter. [back]
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