PULICATION: L (1894) 149-150, in part; LL 221-222, in part; L (1931) 147-148, in part: dated "1861 ?".
The text is from the transcript (AC) made by Mrs. Anthon for Mrs. Todd. For the date, see the letter preceding. The phrase "I am pleasantly located in the deep sea" is similar to expressions used in letters written in 1864 and 1865, when ED's eyes were giving her trouble (nos. 294 and 306). But in context here the expression does not imply a physical handicap.