Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 27 November 
Date: November 27, 1867
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 1:351. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, New York Public Library
Whitman Archive ID: nyp.00273
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
I wish you to come & take Thanksgiving Dinner with us to-morrow. Mrs. Benedict2 specially joins in the request. No refusal permitted.
No outside guests—our own boarders only—all decent fellows.
1. This letter's envelope bears the address, "William O'Connor." [back]