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From J[ames] M[atlack] Scovel, a Camden lawyer and friend of Whitman. Refers to: his political letter from the Post on which he asks Whitman's opinion; a visit from Johnson with Whitman's letter to his boy; and Mrs Johnson, who has been hurt. Scovel advises Whitman to write to her apologising for any misunderstanding; he thinks the Johnsons are poor and feel very bad over the matter.