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Title: Walt Whitman to James R. Osgood & Company, 5 April 1882

Date: April 5, 1882

Whitman Archive ID: tex.00441

Source: T. E. Hanley Collection, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. The transcription presented here is derived from Walt Whitman, The Correspondence, ed. Edwin Haviland Miller (New York: New York University Press, 1961–1977), 3:273. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Contributors to digital file: Stefan Schoeberlein, Nima Najafi Kianfar, Kirsten Clawson, and Nicole Gray

April 5 82
Dated Camden N J

To Jas R Osgood & Co
211 Tremont St Boston

No I cannot consent to leave out the two pieces                I am only willing to carry out my letter of March twenty third.1

Walt Whitman


1. When Whitman did not reply to their letter of March 29 (see the letter from Whitman to Osgood & Company of March 23, 1882), Osgood & Co. sent a telegram to the poet on April 5 (The Library of Congress; The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman [New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902], 8:296). [back]


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