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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 126, March 28, 1860

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Identifier: DX02917190

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 126, March 28, 1860

Description: Regarding Arthur Ledger's work as a detective.



[Arthur] Ledger’s Lies

result. (Ledger has told [Frank] Cahill that he will have to get drunk, but never to let the liquor loosen his tongue, save as governed by pre-thought over design! That the art of arts is to seem hugely communicative, yet be really close as though his teeth made a dungeon of his tongue.) Cahill has, had, in this his probation, to visit and introduce himself to a woman, to affect knowledge and intimacy of this and that, to attend a cock-fight, to make love to a servant girl! He believes Ledger has a perfect knowledge of all his proceedings, that he is trying him, in fact, as is likely enough. Perhaps Ledger left this house in consideration of it being inadvisable that he should be seen living with his new recruit; for this secret brotherhood are, in public, perfect and persistent strangers to each other. A man will apply to Ledger for a light to a cigar in the street, during the obtaining of which he will receive instructions. The Canadian Friends of Ledger’s, Cahill had to speak familiarly of, over our supper table, describing their appearance — this he did according to his chief’s directions — he had never seen the men! Certainly a queer transition for Cahill! From literature, if so it may be called, this shifty,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-03-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Detectives


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