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Letter to Henry Clapp, Jr., June 12, 1860

Whitman, Walt. "Letter to Henry Clapp, Jr., June 12, 1860." Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. Ed. Edwin Haviland Miller. New York: New York University Press, 1961. 55.
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Whitman writes to Henry Clapp, Jr. to request that he include a poem and piece of prose by Mr. Leland in the next week’s Saturday Press.

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To Henry Clapp, Jr. 6.12. [1860]

Brooklyn, | Tuesday afternoon, June 12.
Dear friend,
Fearful that, by insufficient examination you may not do justice to the articles from Mr. Leland, but give them the go-by, I write to make a special request that, if convenient, you print them in the next S[aturday] P[ress]—the poem leading the first col. first page, the prose following immediately after. Those articles, (I feel it thoroughly,) have certain little grains of salt that I wish to see put in a way of “leavening” the lump of _________ you know what.
Did you see what Mrs. Heenan says about me in last “Sunday Murcury”—first page?

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Clapp, Henry [pages:55]

The letter is addressed to Henry Clapp, Jr.

Menken, Adah

Whitman refers to Adah Issacs Menken as "Mrs. Heenan," in reference to her marriage to the boxer John C. Heenan.