Title: John Burroughs to Walt Whitman, 21 September 
Date: September 21, 1883
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Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.01473
Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Eder Jaramillo, Nima Najafi Kianfar, and Nicole Gray
Ocean Grove N.J.
I am down here for a week or two, under the direction of my Dr, taking hot sea baths. Came here last Monday, a pleasant place with plenty of sea & sea air. I feel well & walk some days 8 or 10 miles, [but?] there are certain symptoms that the Dr thinks hot baths will remove. Now mainly what I write for is this, to ask you to come up & be my guest for a week. I cant come to you very well, but cant you come to me? This is a large comfortable House with few guests, near the beach & you would feel at home here. Cant you come? Come to-morrow (Saturday) & send me a dispatch what train. We can have the Atlantic Ocean all to ourselves, & maybe these hot sea baths at the hotel are the thing for you. Do come.