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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 135, August 3-4, 1860

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Identifier: DX02739013

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 135, August 3-4, 1860

Description: Describes his arrival at Grafton with the Edwards family.

Transcription:

122

From Albany to Grafton.

soundly.

4. Saturday. At Albany. Up by 5, a wash in barber’s saloon, then, ascertaining that the Troy boat had passed, crossed the river by early ferry, in a slight rain-storm, which presently increased apace. Had sandwiches and ale, then aboard the 6 o’clock train for Troy, through a heavy rain storm. Eight or nine miles was soon traversed and at the Troy House, from which the Grafton boat coach starts, I found Jack and Matty Edwards, with their father [George Edwards], who had come to meet them. ([Jesse] Haney, it appeared, had disembarked at Albany, there to join [James] Parton, intending to accompany him to Niagara. This little plot, Fanny is ignorant of, but her suspicions prompted her to propose going as far as Albany, to return, under [Mort] Thomson’s convoy, the next day. So the friends get a brief holiday together, Haney subsequently joining us, at Grafton.) At the Troy House we sat talking in an upper room till 8, when the coach arrived, into which we straightway bundled for a showery, hilly ride of 14 miles. It was a mere country vehicle, carpet-sides, and transverse seats, two other passengers, a fresh-looking young woman and a girl forming our complement. Arrived at Grafton by 12 1/2; Sally [Edwards], Eliza [Edwards] and little Jessie [Edwards] out on the porch to welcome us. Also [Carl] Knudsen, the kindly Dane. The Grafton House — kept by

coverage:Albany, New York
coverage:Troy, New York
coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel
Transportation
Steamboats

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