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

TELEGRAM. To Jas R Osgood & Co 211 Tremont St Boston

No I cannot consent to leave out the two pieces[no handwritten text supplied here]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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