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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 166, November 29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03148404

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 166, November 29, 1859

Description: Mentions that Mr. Monroe has returned to California.

Transcription:

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[Ger]man couple, having a liason [sic] with the wife, the husband being cognizant of the adultery. John Seymour begs and spunges [sic] on his brother [Charles Bailey Seymour] to the extent of his endurance. It was this John who did some knavery in England which induced his brother to change his name from that of Bailey (perhaps as too suggestive) on coming to America. Lizzy Petit set fire to her dress accidentally, on Thanksgiving Day, and has been severely burnt. [James] Morris and I ascertained this, calling on her. I learnt afterwards that not withstanding the pain she suffered, she immediately wrote to [name omitted] of the Home Journal to have a paragraph inserted about the accident. Did I put down that Monroe — the Edwards’ Monroe — has returned to California? regretted by none that knew him. A commonish fellow, a sort of Yankee [William] Leslie, without any of the Scotchman’s better Qualities. The girls found [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] him out while he was here; they joke at his departure and Sally augurs unfavorably of one of her unknown brothers’-in-law in consequence of Monroe’s being his friend. During the summer, Jack Arnold and others, staying at the “Phalanx” in Jersey, got up a mock duel at the expense of one George Boweryem, a cockney, an advertisement collector for the Century and other

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1859-11-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Thanksgiving Day
Clothing and dress

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