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Letter to W.C. and F.P. Church, September 7, 1867

Whitman, Walt. "Letter to W.C. and F.P. Church, September 7, 1867." Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. Ed. Edwin Haviland Miller. New York: New York University Press, 1961. 337-338.
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In a letter to W.C. and F.P. Church, Whitman writes that he has received sixty dollars for the publication of his “Carol of Harvest” in the Galaxy. He is also sending another poem for the magazine, entitled “Ethiopia Commenting,” and has written an article, probably named “Democracy,” if they are interested.

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To W.C. and F.P. Church
Washington,|September 7, 1867.

W.C. & F.P. Church|Gentlemen:
The check for $60. arrived safely this morning. Please consider this a receipt for said sum.
I received, some ten days since, the six proof-impressions of the Carol-& am much obliged. (No copies of magazine.)
I forward herewith another poem for the Galaxy. If acceptable please, after correcting, let me have a good proof in time.
The right of publishing Ethiopia Commenting, in future book, is reserved to me.
The price of the piece is $25.
I have, in composition, an article, (prose,) of some length-the subject opportune-I shall probably name it Democracy. It is partly provoked by, & in some respects a rejoinder to, Carlyle's Shooting Niagara. I think it might be specially appropriate to your purposes & scope. I would propose it to you for a leading article for January '68 Galaxy. Please write me how the idea suits you. Or, as I am coming to Brooklyn in a few days, perhaps I may as well call personally, & get your notions about it.
Walt Whitman.

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Church, William [pages:337]

The letter is addressed to W.C. Church.