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Traubel laments the lack of appreciation of Whitman's work in the American literary world, commenting that most of his literary admirers praise incidental beauties, and fail to appreciate Whitman as man, philosopher and seer. He refers to money owed to him by the Bolton group, insists that he will give a copy of his pamphlet to each member of the group despite the necessity of selling them to cover his costs, and describes his material poverty.

Dated at: Camden [New Jersey, USA].