Letter to Henry Clapp, Jr., June 12, 1860 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.
To Henry Clapp, Jr. 6.12. 
Brooklyn, | Tuesday afternoon, June 12.
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?