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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 141, November 22, 1859

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Identifier: DX03119119

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 141, November 22, 1859

Description: Describes letters received from Hannah Bennett and his mother.



fortnight, then Naomi [Gunn] came, and Sam [Gunn] and his wife [Minnie Gunn]. Charley [Gunn] followed, for two days spending the rest of his holiday at Neithrop. My father [Samuel Gunn, Sr.] “has a bad cough and is very complaining.” He sends me 5 [pounds] for transmission to Mary Anne [Greatbatch]. Rosa [Gunn] writes, too, affectionate, morbid and pietistic. I wish to Heaven she and Naomi had husbands! the Spurgeon rot would die out then. I got a letter from Hannah [Bennett] this day. Charlotte [Bennett Gazey] has another baby — a girl [Mary Gazey]. Little Rosa Bolton talks of visiting her brother George [Bolton] in the spring! When Sarah Ann [Bolton] was at Ramsgate with my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and sister Rosa, she, moved by their praise of the [Mary Anne] Chinner, spoke of the letter which that female sent to Amos Sears, on Ned [Gunn]’s throwing her over, bidding Sears come on as she was in the market. Sarah Ann “was stopped instantly by Rosa who said ‘It was only his lies, they wouldn’t believe a word of it!’ the Chinner ‘was a kind good girl &c &c — so S. A. never mentioned the subject again.” How that coarse cant of religion goes down with people! how can my mother be gulled by it? Mary Hann however will never call her dow mother I trow, once out of her coarse net, Ned will find the deliverence too great to be easily ensnared again.

Hannah [Bennett]’s father [Michael Bennett] worries his children, espe

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-11-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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