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Title: George S. McWatters to Walt Whitman, 6 December 1867

Date: December 6, 1867

Source: Transcribed from a digital image or microfilm reproduction of the original manuscript.

Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01804



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OFFICE OF THE Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police,
No. 300 Mulberry Street,
NEW YORK,

Dec 6th, 1867

Friend Wat

At my sugestion the Ladies of the Union Relief Association, through their Secretary, wrote to you, requesting your aid in a case of an advance of pension for the Widow of a man named Dyre, as we have received no answer, when the case was spoken of at the meeting on Wednesday, I said I would write and ask you about it. I have just read Burroughs on Whitman, and am much pleased. I could tell you a long story of my actions, for the relief and assistance of our Soldiers and their families, during & since the War, but don't want to bore you, please answer and oblige

your humble friend
Geo S McWatters

Direct to me at Police Headquarters, New York


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