Whitman, Walt. Letter to John Burroughs. 1867. 340-341.
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To John Burroughs
Brooklyn, | September 21, 1867.
My dear friend,
I suppose you saw my letter to William O'Connor, a week since, with notice of my safe arrival home, & account of one thing & another up to that date. I have called at the American News Company store. They have not sold many of the Notes-not more than a hundred. It seemS to be well-known, however, & often talked about. I have procured & given Henry Clapp a copy, at his particular request.
I have seen F.P. Church, who treated me with great courtesy-he was anxious about the article on Democracy-wishes to have it for the December number-said he would publish the little piece Ethiopia Commenting-but thought it best to keep it back till after the Democracy article had appeared.
I have not done anything further to the latter-named piece-but shall try to have it ready in time for the December number. I think it likely I shall return last of this week to Washington. I have not received any letter at all from Washington. H.J. Raymond is home from Europe.
Give my best respects to Mrs. Burroughs-as I am coming back so soon, I will mention then what I have to say on the shirt question. I am living at 1194 Atlantic st. opposite Hamilton street. There is nothing specially new or important among my folks-they all wish me to give their best regards to you.