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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 152, August 10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02751607

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 152, August 10, 1860

Description: Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her admirers.

Transcription:

139

A happy Day.

feelings by objecting. Like [Thomas] Nast, [Truman] Bonesteel used to lie in wait for the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] when they took their walks abroad, as Sally discovered, from the evidence of his sister. He hadn’t much in him, though, and she ranks him just a little higher than Monroe, her fourth suitor, whose manners and pretensions were a current joke among the girls. [Jesse] Haney’s mistaken impression that Nast was taken with Eliza seems to have been shared by others; indeed little Tommy did “carry on” with the girl; her good spirits and downright ways making her sympathize with his youth. None of the three were a bit afraid of him; a thing to his advantage. Haney’s position and age, his secretiveness and lack of demonstration, all told against him.

Talking thus, and of much more, on we rode, sometimes laughing merrily enough; I for my part reciprocating Sally’s confidences by a good deal of what I know of the subjects discussed. A more picturesque road, or a lovelier summer’s day could not have been. How we galloped through the hot sunlight, or walked our horses under the refreshing shade of the road- side trees! while the grand mountains rose up to the right or left, stretching far away. Once I got down to procure water at a pretty house, on the door knocker of which was a name

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship
Horses
Leisure

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