Title: Walt Whitman to William D. O'Connor, 31 October 
Date: October 31, 1882
Source: The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:313. 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.00451
Contributors to digital file: Kirsten Clawson, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Stefan Schöberlein, and Nicole Gray
I am decidedly better—feel well as I write this—was out three hours to-day, crossing the river, for the first time in over two weeks—& taking a ride.
1. This letter is addressed: Wm D O'Connor | Life Saving Service Bureau | Treasury | Washington D C. It is postmarked: Philadelphia | Nov | 1 | 1 AM | Pa.; Washington, Recd. | Nov | 1 | 9 AM | 1882 | 1. [back]