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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 141, April 7, 1860

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Identifier: DX02928656

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 141, April 7, 1860

Description: Regarding the abrupt departure of Arthur Ledger for England.



[Arthur] Ledger “clears out”

for article which, at length, appeared in this day’s paper. [Charles] Dana didn’t come, so missed it. Up-town, disappointed, having lost the morning. Devil’s own colic all over the afternoon, couldn’t do anything by but lie on the bed and bear it. Letters two, from Ledger, to [Frank] Cahill and myself, the latter announcing that “since he saw me yesterday, matters of business had compelled him to alter all his present and future plans, that he left the city this morning, that it was impossible to say when he might be back or where he might reach ere he returned, therefore under the circumstances he must decline entering into the [Heenan v Sayers] fight business: for the same reason he must defer handing me the Journal of travels &c.” Furthermore my “Era” letters are declined in what he “considers rather an abrupt manner.”

Cahill concludes Ledger has gone to England. There was a vessel sailed this morning. Cahill was to get some money for his recent services in the Judas Iscariot line, but missed seeing the man, who will hand it to him to day. He says a defaulter was sent back yesterday, being expedited to Portland, in the apprehension that his friends might interfere to stop his embarkation at this port. Ledger took £6,000 in gold from him the man had only spent

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Detectives


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