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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 105, July 15-16, 1860

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Identifier: DX02723496

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 105, July 15-16, 1860

Description: Regarding Charles Damoreau's affair with a married woman.

Transcription:

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“One Sin draws on to Another.”

[Charles Honey]well with him [George Edwards] and Eliza [Edwards]. Anon Sally [Edwards] appeared, later Miss Anne [Edwards], then Jack [Edwards] and Mattie [Edwards], returned from a walk, Mrs. [Sarah] Edwards and [Jesse] Haney. Sally was inconversant till chaffed into talk, when she, I, and her half-sister [Anne] got along well enough. Stayed till 11 1/2, leaving as usual with Haney. He and [Edward] Wells took the girls to the Staten Island camping-ground on Friday.

16. Monday. Down town to Harpers, twice, unsuccessfully and to Frank Leslie’s. Writing in the afternoon, and intended it during the evening, but [Charles] Damoreau came up and began more confidences, about the substitute for marriage alluded to in his previous disclosure — the charming woman “who loved him,” who would run away with him down south, if he chose. “Its a bullet business, if found out” said Charley, “but I’m devilish careful.” Briefly told, it is an adultery, the woman married and a mother, he made her acquaintance on a Staten Island ferry-boat, attracting her attention by an act of courtesy — bringing a chair to another woman. Then he seated himself, made an observation about the weather and she – answered him. She visits him. Her husband gambles and has “no sympathy” with her. One sin pumps for another; he lays

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-07-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Adultery

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