Letter

Scope and Content

Refers to his concern over Gertrude's illness, and the Davis suit which is about to sum up [in 1893 a lawsuit was brought against Walt Whitman's brother, George, by Mrs Mary Davis (Whitman's former housekeeper), and her foster son, Warren Fritzinger ('Warry', who acted as Walt's nurse at his final home in Mickle Street, Camden), for payment of expenses incurred on Walt's behalf]: Traubel, who expects to be summoned, condemns the actions of Davis and Fritzinger, whom he asserts have estranged all Walt's friends, and have revealed that the service they offered was mainly mercenary.

Dated at: Philadelphia [Pennsylvania, USA].