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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 210, July 22-31, 1857

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Identifier: DX03785448

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 210, July 22-31, 1857

Description: Regarding the failed marriage of Mrs. Andreotti.

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Before marrying him [Mr. Andreotti] she [Miss Church] paid his debts, and subsequently advanced $2000 to set him up in business as partner to Hartley an English "Aurist," (whom I have met.) Almost immediately after the union Andreotti began to drop his assumed character, to come home drunk, exhibit a furiously despotic temper, and to neglect his wife. He also reproached her with not having done enough for him, saying he, individually, "was worth millions!" took a portion of her diamonds — valued as having belonged to her mother — sported them as shirt-studs, and in her presence, told Hartley that she had given them to him. Finally he secretly annulled the deed of partnership with Hartley, getting $1000 in to his own hands, and departed for Boston, ostensibly to practice his newly-acquired profession (!) forbidding her to accompany him. While he was absent she wrote to him, in response to which, she on Monday last got a letter dated New York in which he told her that she had attempted "to dishonor the proud preeminence of man" and informed her he was about to desert her. She went at once to a lawyer, and then came hither.

[23. Thursday through 31. Friday] Mrs Andreotti’s lawyer is also Hartley's, and both are Free masons. She has, therefore, obtained information as to certain Italians who were her husbands intimates, and from them discerned that her Andreotti

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-07-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Freemasons
Diaries
Marriage
Women
Lawyers

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