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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 181, August 21, 1860

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Identifier: DX02773157

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 181, August 21, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Bellew's debt to George Edwards.

Transcription:

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How he [Frank Bellew] Repudiates Them.

that extraordinary “Pasha” project, like the asinine Irishman he was. Bellew “went security” and Mrs. B. [Catherine Bellew] wrote a long, supplicatory letter to Paterfamilias [George Edwards], soliciting him to let Piercie have the gin. When he went for his money, which he did more than once, he found great difficulty in obtaining audience and at last, seeing Mrs. B., she received him in a manner which convinced him she was pretty well used to debt-contracting. Next time Bellew met him and affected to believe that Mr. Edwards had insulted his wife! The money was never paid; though Bellew gave “a bill” on somebody, it was not met. (He does a good deal in giving “bills” and “orders,” in common with such shifty men.) This occurred three or four years ago, and papa Edwards has often met his creditor in [Jesse] Haney’s office but he never has said a word about cashing up. When I heard of Mr Edwards’ customer, I thought that were I Haney, I wouldn’t have introduced him, as there would sure to be a devil of a delay in getting the money, but until yesterday (the 22nd, when Mr Edwards told me the story) I thought he had been paid. Liking for Bellew and maybe interest (for Haney appreciates his value as an artist, and has a shrewd eye to the main chance) prevented his trying to get honest

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Debt
Diaries
Liquors
Artists

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