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Title: [The Smithsonian, just opposite Armory is]

Creator: Walt Whitman [unsigned in original]

Date: January 13, 1864

Whitman Archive ID: med.00721

Source: Armory Square Hospital Gazette January 13, 1864: 1. Our transcription is derived from Thomas Donaldson, Walt Whitman: The Man (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1896), facing p. 141. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the journalism, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: This piece is unsigned. However, it is known that Whitman was in Washington, DC, in January 1864, and that he wrote for the Armory Square Hospital Gazette. Thomas Donaldson first identified Whitman as the author of the piece in Walt Whitman: The Man (New York: Francis P. Harper, 1896), facing p. 141.

Contributors to digital file: Brett Barney and Kevin McMullen

☞ The Smithsonian, just opposite Armory is frequently the medium through which a course of lectures is given to the public. The lectures are free. In the past fortnight the Rev. John Lord has delivered five, full of condensed learning upon Roman History. It is a good sign of the times when such lectures are popular, and when the audience is most responsive to the most uncompromising moral and religious portions of them.—This Dr. Lord is a more strenuous advocate of Freedom than another Dr. Lord is of Slavery.


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