Title: Walt Whitman to Webster Elmes, 9 [July] 1872
Date: July 9, 1872
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:180–181. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: U. S. National Archives and Records Administration
Whitman Archive ID: nar.03601
Contributors to digital file: Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
[July]1 9th '72.
Webster Elmes, Chief Clark.
I have been badly pulled by the heat—am sick—(home here with my mother)—& would respectfully apply for two weeks further leave—if it can be granted.
If so, I will try to make it up.
107 north Portland av.
Brooklyn, New York.
I am due at office on the 11th, and would ask two weeks extension from that date.2
1. By mistake Whitman wrote "June." [back]
2. Whitman's letter was endorsed by Elmes: "Walt Whitman Brooklyn July 9, 1872 Applies for extension of leave of absence for two weeks Office Solicitor of the Treasury July, 11/72 Extension granted as requested by direction of Asst. Solicitor, & Mr Whitman advised." [back]