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Refers to: a water colour he has received from Wallace; problems encountered at the post office when trying to send Dr Johnston a package containing some oak leaves from a branch overhanging Whitman's tomb [Whitman designed his own tomb and had it constructed, at great expense, during 1891]; a drive he persuaded Whitman to take on Saturday; one of [Sidney] Morse's busts [of Whitman] which Traubel is hoping to get photographed; the progress of [William] O'Donovan's bust of Whitman; Whitman's condition, life expectancy, and the oppressive prospect of a lingering, painful death; a piece he has written for Lippincott['s Magazine]; Wallace's possible visit to the USA with [R.M.] Bucke.

Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].