MANUSCRIPT: BPL (Higg 53). Ink. Envelope addressed: T. W. Higginson./Worcester./Mass. Postmarked: Amherst Mass Oct 6 1862.
PUBLICATION: AM LXVIII (Oct. 1891) 450; L (1931) 290.
In AM Higginson introduces the letter with the comment: "Sometimes there would be along pause, on my part, after which would come a plaintive letter, always terse, like this."