Title: Walt Whitman to Nathaniel Bloom, 15 August 1863
Date: August 15, 1863
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:135. 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.00782
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Tim Jackson, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Alyssa Olson
Your letter came safe & was received with cordial & forgiving welcome, (there is more joy over one sinner that repenteth at the last, than, &c &c)—But I don't know what right I have to lecture you—