Title: Thomas Jefferson Whitman to Louisa Van Velsor Whitman, 15 February 1873
Date: February 15, 1873
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Thomas Jefferson Whitman, Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman, ed. Dennis Berthold and Kenneth M. Price (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1984), 157. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.00467
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, and April Lambert
Feb 15th 1873
Yours received—Mattie is still about the same—her cough and choking is a little better but she has more trouble with her arm and side last night it was terrible painful and she slept very little
This morning she was feeling a little easier
Tell George that I am exceeding grateful to him—and may call for him to come on—but not at present
Love to all
You must excuse brevity—I have hardly time to do what business is absolutely required