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Walt Whitman to Benjamin Ticknor, [23(?) May 1882]

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Enclosed find receipt which I believe closes the matter2

I wish you would mail me the (brown paper bound) copy of "Leaves of Grass" I sent on about a month ago3—I mentioned my desire at the time for its return

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  • 1. This draft letter is endorsed (by Whitman): "Sent May 24 '82." [back]
  • 2. See the letter from Whitman to James R. Osgood & Company of May 23, 1882. Ticknor had sent a check for $100 on May 20; he acknowledged Whitman's letter on May 25. [back]
  • 3. See the letter from Whitman to Osgood & Company of March 23, 1882. [back]
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