Letter

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Refers to: a talk on Whitman he is to give to some working men in Philadelphia; the path his soul is to follow, building links with the hands of faith; some lines which touched Sixsmith; a short speech he read on the anniversary of Whitman's death, which won an enthusiastic response from [William] Innes and [Philip] Dalmas [another musician and Whitmanite from Philadelphia, who was a close friend of Traubel]; Traubel's opinions of [William] Gladstone; his hopes for Irish Home Rule, and conviction that "English-dom must become a federation. The born queens and kings must retire".

Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].