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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 113, July 21-22, 1860

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Identifier: DX02729402

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 113, July 21-22, 1860

Description: Regarding an excursion to Fort Lee, New Jersey, with Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and others.



An Excursion to Fort Lee.

where we drank lager, looked at the Germans and listened to [Giuseppe] Verdi’s music.

22. Sunday. [Charles] Damoreau and Dick [Bolton] up, as appointed; with them to [Jesse] Haney’s. There, with him and Larrison waited on hour for Jack Edwards; he not appearing all set off for 30th street, where we took a boat and Damoreau, Haney and Dick rowed us up to Fort Lee, the two first doing the labor. A pleasant swim in the Hudson. By 2, Haney and Larrison returned in the boat, leaving the rest of us to an afternoon’s loafing. We ate sandwiches, drank lager, dozed on the grass, ascended the cliff, looked at the holiday folk dancing and sporting, and returned in the 6 o’clock boat, which brought us back to the city by 8 1/2. A meal at Pfaff’s and then we parted. Dick tells me that Mrs Gardiner of Banbury is dead, which, and an accession of money ensuing brought her son Peter home from Canada. No news of [James] Morris, wherefore Paul is wroth and hath engaged on Siddons as another editor. Morris had $10 from Paul, giving but little in return. Billington is in the country, visiting his parents. He wrote to our landlady, apologizing for not paying up, hoping &c &c. Frank Wood,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-07-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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