Title: Walt Whitman to John M. Binckley, 31 August 1867
Date: August 31, 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), 1:337. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.
Location: Private collection of Rollo G. Silver
Whitman Archive ID: prc.00011
Contributors to digital file: Kenneth M. Price, Elizabeth Lorang, Zachary King, and Eric Conrad
The undersigned respectfully asks leave of absence from the 9th of September to the 12th of October.
Leave granted as above
John M. Binckley
Acting Attorney General
1. This letter is endorsed, "Leave of Absence, | from Sept. 9 to Oct. 12, '67." [back]
2. John M. Binckley, a Washington lawyer, was associated with the National Intelligencer, was in the Attorney General's office for several years, and in 1869 was Solicitor of Internal Revenue. Except for Binckley's signature, this letter is in Walt Whitman's hand. [back]