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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 139, August 7-8, 1860

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Identifier: DX02741974

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 139, August 7-8, 1860

Description: Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.



A brazen Baggage.

light — a pleasant, idle time. Sally [Edwards] fell to my share more than the others, and we had all sorts of confidences — of which more here-after.

8. Wednesday. A ride on horseback with Eliza [Edwards], to Quackenkill, about 13 miles of it, there and back. Pretty Catskill-like scenery. The day sultry, though once a promise of rain drove us into a house for ten minutes. A bathe in the second pond with [Carl] Knudsen and Jack [Edwards] in the afternoon. It’s a fine sheet of water, with copse on one side of it. All of us in wagon, with Collard driving, to Quackenkill, in the evening, in the expectation of meeting [Jesse] Haney, by the coach, but he didn’t come. All singing and chorusing the whole way, there and back. Either this evening or the last there was a good deal of noise down stairs, in consequence of our host [Mr. Collard], in his capacity of constable, having arrested a woman for leaving her husband and cohabiting with another man. She had slept in the woods for a night or two, to avoid arrest. During her examination, in the hall below, all the folks hereabouts assembled, and much laughter and perspiration was evolved. She was a brazen baggage and would make remarks which set the whole crowd whooping, offering to kiss a man, then and there for a glass of brandy. Collard had to lock her

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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