This poem is incorporated in a letter written to Samuel Bowles in 1861 (Hooker). Neither the poem nor the letter is published. The edges of the manuscript have been torn away, and the text has been conjecturally supplied. The letter is a note of thanks for some unidentified though or act. The poem, which concludes it, is introduced by the remarks:
To "thank you" - [s]hames my thought!It is signed "Emily."