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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 160, March 17-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03330255

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 160, March 17-28, 1859

Description: Regarding a talk with A.F. Banks about Mr. O'Mana, John Watson, and Allie Vernon.

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fellows villanies never seem to produce more than occasional arrests. Forgery, theft, swindling, breach crimes. [A.F.] Banks used to visit him [John Watson] over in Jersey, considerably, two years ago, knew his wife, says that she begged him out of prison once, that he killed her child (I think by neglect or the like) and that, finally, the woman found a paramour, whom he, Banks, cautioned her of, being himself interested in her. Of course his statements must be taken with allowance, but he has no reason for flaming, here. Allie Vernon, Banks says, used Watson as a tool to allow her husband [Lemuel Covell] to get a divorce from her — "sold" him completely. He always assumed the injured party in speaking of her while she painted him as a monster to beguiled and begulled Sol [Eytinge]. In Watson's odious talk about the drab, he let out one the secret — the only one — of her attractions to him, as, perhaps to Sol — physical sensuality. Yet she is, as Wood once designated her, a "mere bag of bones." Manning, alias Montgomery, alias O'Mana is in New York again, stopping at the New York Hotel. Particulars from Banks. Says he's passing himself off as a man of fortune on the look out for a wife — a young woman with money or an old woman who will keep him as man-mistress. Is rather cut by the lady-boarders, one happening to know him. The villany he did subseq which necessitated his leaving New York was

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-03-28

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Divorce

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