Letter

Scope and Content

Refers to: a party convention taking place at Minneapolis to nominate a Presidential candidate, and his dislike of the constant coverage of the event; Whitman's great interest in politics, and his preference for political figures who were "redolent of the soil" and had the "smack of America" upon them; Whitman's prediction that more would be heard from [Stephen Grover] Cleveland [President from 1885 to 1890 and re-elected in 1893]; Traubel's choice of Cleveland as a candidate as far as he supports anyone; he also refers to [Robert] Ingersoll and [Isaac N.] Baker.

Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].