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Refers to: Whitman's health, which is currently poor, although Traubel is optimistic about improvement; a projected dinner to celebrate Whitman's birthday at which he hopes to read messages from Wallace and Johnston; the new book [probably the final 'death-bed' edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass] which is progressing slowly: he comments that the new poems in it will not detract from earlier work - "[i]t is saturated with diverse flavors. These will enter and possess you as in previous exploits"; Lippincott's [Magazine] which he is sending.

Dated at: Camden [New Jersey, USA].