In Whitman's Hand

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Title: just as much here directly

Creator: Walt Whitman

Date: 1854

Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00735

Source: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library . 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: This manuscript is a partial draft of "Memorial in Behalf of a Freer Municipal Government, and Against Sunday Restrictions," a public letter printed in the Brooklyn Star on October 20, 1854. Whitman probably drafted the manuscript shortly before the piece was published.

Related item: Three draft lines of poetry are written on the back of the manuscript. See nyp.00125.

Contributors to digital file: Caitlin Henry and Nicole Gray



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[cut away] exemplify them just as will much here directly at our doors, or the corners of our streets curbstones, or in our City Hall.—

After all is said, however, the work of establishing and raising the character of cities of course remains at last ^in their original capacity with the people themselves.—Strictly [cut away] proper [cut away] Perhaps the citizens [cut away]

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