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Letter to Bayard Taylor, November 18, 1866

Whitman, Walt. "Letter to Bayard Taylor, November 18, 1866." Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. Ed. Edwin Haviland Miller. New York: New York University Press, 1961. 295.
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A letter from Walt Whitman to Bayard Taylor, thanking him for a book, and asking him to come visit at the Attorney General’s office where Whitman is employed.

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To Bayard Taylor
Attorney General’s Office
Washington, Nov. 18, 1866
My dear Mr. Taylor,
I have received your letter of the 12th. The friendly pages thereof have given me pleasure, & I wish to proffer you my friendship in response. Should I not see you at the lecture, I hope you will do me the honor to call upon me at the Attorney General’s office here, in the Treasury Building, where I am employed.
Your book also came safely. I accept it, as a kind & valuable gift--& heartily thank you.
Permit me to send you, in return, a copy of the new edition of Leaves of Grass. I send it herewith by same mail.
Truly hoping to see you—for the present, Farewell.
Walt Whitman.

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