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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 201, July 5-6, 1857

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Identifier: DX03777623

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 201, July 5-6, 1857

Description: Describes a ride into the country with Ten Broeck and others.

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the fields and country generally being in their most luxuriant pomp of summer beauty, and the grand, blue cones of the Cattskills, on the far side of the distant, unseen river, closing the horizon. We stopped here and there for "handware" as Ten Broeck denominated imbibition, met a brother of his and companion, dashing along almost as rapidly as ourselves, and presently got to Lower Red Hook. Our purpose was equine-copulation, which having effected, Ten Broeck bought a lot of boxes of cigars and we rattled back. Quite a large party assembled round the dinner table that day, Ten Broeck's brother and friend, [Broeckius] Livingston, our host's shop man &c swelling the number of guests. Piazza-loafing, cigar smoking, rambles down the "Kill" and do-what-thou-wilt enjoyments. "Mary Liv" [Mary Livingston Sanders] as they called her smoked her cigar in a masterly manner after dinner, and sulked a little on my chaffing her on it. A view of the fall by moonlight, from a ricketty bridge leading to the top story of the paper mill, about fifty feet above the bed of the stream is exquisitely beautiful. I had a quiet cigar there and thought — as I always do when I’m very happy or very miserable — about Hannah [Bennett] and Chacombe.

6. Monday. Out "fishing" with the girls down the glen. Little "sport." They, the girls, caught two little wee fishlings and threw ‘em in the water again. So when they had gone Foster and I bathed delectably. Happy loafing all day; at even all off to convey the two girls to another house, some five miles off. Foster,

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-07-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Horses
Women
Smoking
Waterfalls
Fishing
Leisure

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