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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 160, August 16-17, 1860

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Identifier: DX02757543

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 160, August 16-17, 1860

Description: Describes having a picnic with the Edwards family and others.

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Sally [Edwards] “trying it on” with Mort Brown.

[won]der where he [Joe Greatbatch] is now, good fellow!) Reaching it after further peregrinations through the woods, all to lying on the grass, plucking berries and idly looking at the prospect. From this elevation you could see into three states, it was said. I listened awhile to Sally “practising” with young Brown and presently dozed. All down again, I marching ahead with Collard. Another halt at the spot where we had left the baskets and another feed. Presently, rolling stones down a steep mountain-side into a wood. Return to the farm-house, into wagon and off, Grafton-wards. The mountains in our rear looked singularly beautiful in the sunset, surpassing anything we had seen in the course of the day. Fun going home, kissing of hands to country-girls on the part of Jack [Edwards], Brown and I, sometimes to their exasperation. One apostrophized the party as “tarnal loafers” and “darned fools.” Rather tired when we got to Grafton and to bed early.

17. Friday. Sally and Mort Brown out for a morning’s ride; the rest of us packing up, setting bills &c. Our last dinner at Grafton. All into wagon by 1, and off for Troy. A beautiful, sultry afternoon, umbrellas convenient to shield us from the sun. At Troy by 5, to the steamboat, securing state-cabins and depositing baggage,

coverage:Grafton, New York
coverage:Troy, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Nature
Leisure
Mountains

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