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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 166, April 24, 1860

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Identifier: DX02947816

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 166, April 24, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.

Transcription:

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A Letter from Hannah [Bennett].

couldn’t get on. Just going out, when [James] Morris brought up a letter for me, which the servant had left lying on a table, on the floor below. From Hannah; and I read it as I walked down-town, in the cold, bright, windy afternoon. It affected me intensely, as her letters always do — I can’t put down how much. What in God’s name have am I, to be worthy of such a love and such a woman? Here are news-items. Edwin [Gunn] and Charley [Gunn] visiting, to and fro, as usual, the former “looks older” though he “looks well.” Charley “growing very religious,” takes his mother [Naomi Gunn] to church and attends young men’s prayer-meetings. He has insured his life for £500, will probably be married at the end of the summer. My father [Samuel Gunn] is “very unwell indeed, is really much worse than usual x x Mary Bennett saw in him a great change for the worse x x it is sad to hear him cough.” Sad indeed, — I shall never see him again. My mother – God bless her! will send Hannah her photograph. Mary Bennett has found an admirer in one of her cousin Heritages. Little [William] Gazey happy and prosperous with dear, good Charlotte [Bennett Gazey]. With the letter’s contents stirring in my heart, I went down town, to Post Office &c. In the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-04-24

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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