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Walt Whitman to Henry M. Alden, [November 1873]

Please find herewith another poem2 I have written, the "Prayer of Columbus," which I offer for the magazine. If accepted send me word here, & a proof when ready—otherwise, please return me the MS. My price is $60—same reservation as before & same obligation on my part3


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  • 2.

    Draft letter.

    Whitman refers here to "Song of the Redwood-Tree," offered in Whitman's November 2, 1873 letter to Alden, editor of Harper's New Monthly Magazine.

  • 3. Alden accepted the poem for Harper's New Monthly Magazine on December 1, 1873; it appeared in March 1874, 48 (1874), 524–525. [back]
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