Title: Martha Whitman to Walt Whitman, 27 February 1870
Date: February 27, 1870
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Location: The Bayley-Whitman Collection, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware OH
Whitman Archive ID: owu.00004
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, and Vanessa Steinroetter
Dear brother Walt
As you know I am in Brooklyn. I will not write about coming here. Jeff started back for St Louis this afternoon he was very sorry that he could not see you. but I am certainly coming on my way back. Davis is going to leave St L– to build the W W of Lowell Mass. it is a very sudden move and made Jeff have to return sooner than he expected.
I hear from Hattie every few days they get along nicely, and I think the trip will do me good I want to remain in Brooklyn till Davis comes on and then I will come to Washington
Walter dont put yourself out too much to get me a room. you know I am not particular and for a few days anything will do. I want to see you very much and as that will be soon I wont write a long letter as I can talk so much better.
from your sister