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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 164, March 17-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03333520

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 164, March 17-28, 1859

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's trip to South Carolina with her son Gladdy and Lucia Cooper.

Transcription:

Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur, after progressing from worse to worse in her peculiar malady, till the thing became almost insufferable to others, has gone on a voyage to Charleston, taking with her Miss [Lucia] Cooper and Gladdy [Gouverneur]. She was recommended to go to Florida by one of her three or four doctors, and characteristically preferred half measures. Wanted to back out, too, — only went because she had paid her money. Planned taking a "lady" of equivocal character, at whose house she spent two nights. "When they are short of money, they get a gentleman to come there!" said Gladdy, to me, of the proprietresses. He and Miss C. [Lucia Cooper] objected to going to S. C. in such company. Mrs Gouverneur didn't care about having either of them in particular, but could get no others. She wanted "a gentleman." Asked me to go; offered to pay my passage &c! It would be a pleasant holiday, she should think. I told her her son Rawson [Gill] was the proper person. He didn't want to go and she wanted still less to have him. A jolly time Miss C. and the nurse — they had got a nurse for her — will have of it! We have two new boarders, an a mother and daughter, the latter rather a prettyish girl. Name, Fisher. Mrs Pot [Catharine Potter] has dropped the idea of taking a holiday, is looking out for a house. I had a pleasant Sunday mornings Hobokenizing with [Henry] Hitchings, the elder Hillard and another a week ago. They

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
Medical care

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