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Title: A Word To Correspondents

Creator: Walt Whitman [unsigned in original]

Date: April 6, 1842

Whitman Archive ID: per.00581

Source: New York Aurora 6 April 1842: [2]. Our transcription is based on a digital image of an original issue. Original issue held at the Paterson Free Public Library, Paterson, NJ. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the journalism, see our statement of editorial policy.

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We wish that those who favor us with accounts of balls, or any other public "doings," would make it an imperative rule to exclude any thing in the shape of ill nature, or that may have the appearance of vindictiveness. We are always pleased at the attention of those who kindly furnish these effusions; but we are never willing to wound any body's feelings, or touch sorely upon the little weaknesses or peculiarities of private people. Amid the multiplicity of our duties, we, of course cannot carefully revise the MSS of correspondents; of course, therefore, many things creep in that we would gladly exclude.


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