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Thomas Johnson's Note on Letter 167


PUBLICATION: Poems (1955) 165-166.

The date is conjectured from the handwriting. There was keen political rivalry between Edward Dickinson, a "straight" Whig, and Ithamar Francis Conkey,a "republican" Whig. ED evidently thought that Austin had been "touched" by Conkey's political thinking.

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