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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 155, August 12-15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02753832

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 155, August 12-15, 1860

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



Young [Mortimer] Brown and his Trunk.

12. Sunday. [Jesse] Haney out for a drive with Matty [Edwards]. Walk to “the saw-mill” with Sally [Edwards], Jack [Edwards], little Jessie [Edwards], Brown and [Carl] Knudsen. The latter abandoned us to go to church, a thing he don’t do in town, practicing it in the country for the sake of the example. Haney off for return to New York with Eliza [Edwards], intending to take the night-boat from Troy. Sally, Jessy, Jack, Brown and I, out rowing on the first pond in the evening. I rowed the party, barring Jack, who got in another boat, round the pond first and then Brown did the like.

13. Monday. A ceaselessly wet day. Brown, who had left a trunk in Troy with orders for its transmission hither by the mail, hired trap to go in search of it, as Haney and Collard had both failed, in their yesterday’s endeavor. We desultorized all day, I scribbling and dozing somewhat. By supper time Brown returned, a very wet young man indeed, with the recovered trunk, which he had obtained after much inquiry and difficulty at Quackenkill, within five miles of his starting-place. Recitations, songs, cards and talk in the evening.

14. Tuesday. Another drenching day. In doors, all of us, desultorizing.

15. Wednesday. Sunlight again, and out on

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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