Title: Walt Whitman to Peter Doyle, 15 May 
Date: May 15, 1874
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 2:297. 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.00341
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Kathryn Kruger, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
431 Stevens st.
Friday, May 15.1
Yours of last Sunday rec'd—paper also—Pretty bad spells of last week have let-up this morning—feel more comfortable than usual to-day—I don't get discouraged—& you mustn't either—
1. This piece of correspondence is addressed, "Pete Doyle, | M street South, bet 4½ & 6th | Washington, D.C." It is postmarked: "Camden | May | 15 | N.J.; Carrier | 16 | May | 8 AM." [back]