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Title: John M. Rogers to Walt Whitman, 27 February 1871

Date: February 27, 1871

Source: Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

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

Whitman Archive ID: loc.01866

Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Ashley Lawson, and Kathryn Kruger

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Feb 27th 1871

Dear Father

I receive your letter on Saturday and was glad to hear from you and that you are well and enjoying you self I am as well as ever but I feel very uneasy at times because I am doing nothing I have not done any thing scince Jan 1st every thing is very dull here at presant The weather is warm and pleasant here for this time of the year We did not have a very great time on Washington birth day here a reg. or two of Soldiers turned out in a parade was all that I see in this great City I should like very much to come to Washinton and see you but as long as I know that you are well and enjoying your self I will try to content my self It rained all day here yesterday and I did not go out any whare I feel very greatful to you that you should take so much interist in me it makes me think of my father all though if we think of our dear heavenly Fathe he will guide and direct us in all our ways and we ought to be very thankful to him for our good health he is such a good Father to us so good by for the presant my Dear good Father

from your affecinate Son
John M Rogers

P.S. I would come out there on a visit but can not aford it just now so good by



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