Title: Walt Whitman to Whitelaw Reid, 12 July 
Date: July 12, 1878
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1964), 3:129. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Whitman Archive ID: loc.04033
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My dear Reid
I forward you same mail with this the little "Passage to India" we spoke of, with the "Captain" bit in.
If convenient have the pay for my letter of July 4 in Tribune ($20) sent me here.2
I am well, for me—All the better for my pleasant NY jaunt.
1. Whitman mentioned in his Commonplace Book this letter and Passage to India (1871), in which "O Captain! My Captain!" appears (Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.). On July 17 Reid thanked Whitman for the book. [back]
2. Whitman received the payment on July 19 (Whitman's Commonplace Book). [back]