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Letter to Dr. Le Baron Russell, December 3, 1863

Whitman, Walt. "Letter to Dr. Le Baron Russell, December 3, 1863." Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. Ed. Edwin Haviland Miller. New York: New York University Press, 1961. 188.
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A short transcript from Whitman to Dr. Le Baron Russell accounting for Whitman’s desire to continue helping wounded soldiers.

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To Dr. Le Baron Russell
[12.3. 1863]

. . . I have told you how young & how American they mostly are—so on my own account I shall continue as a Missionary among them as surely as I live—& shall continue for years . . . I reject none of course—not a rebel wounded nor blacks nor any when I find them suffering and dying.

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