In Whitman's Hand


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Title: Citizens took by mutual agreement

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: About 1855

Whitman Archive ID: loc.05704

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Transcribed from digital images of the original. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the manuscripts, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: The cancelled lines on the back of this manuscript leaf were revised and used in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. Since the poetic lines have been crossed out and the prose has not, it's likely that the prose was written later, but probably not much later, based on the similarity of the handwriting. Therefore, this manuscript was likely written around 1855.

Related item: This prose note is on the back of a poetry manuscript. See loc.05705.

Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nicole Gray, Janel Cayer, Kenneth M. Price, and Kevin McMullen

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Citizens took ^by mutual agreement from the Jamaica turnpike Co the charge and keeping of theFulton st from the ferry up to sands street, and made side-walks and pavement


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