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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 235, October 19, 1858

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Identifier: DX03599872

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 235, October 19, 1858

Description: Mentions that Frank Cahill has been given notice to leave the boarding house at 132 Bleecker St.

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know her [Elizabeth Gouverneur] if she didn't speak first. Nothing else passed. [William] Leslie reports that she is going to get married to a West Point cadet, aged 24 — that she visits him — that she has commenced a law suit against her husbands [Adolphus Gouverneur, Sr.] relations relative to her diminished income. This, no doubt, is solely owing to the times, stocks and such property being naturally depreciated. The woman is such a fool that she can't see why her income should be less than before the panic. The lawyers tell her it will prove a three years case, and will of course deplete her horribly. Her husband's relatives, the Gouverneurs, are a good family — high bred, honorable people and this low woman has been a thorn in their sides ever since her deceased husband was captivated by her face. She was got up carefully this morning, but looked older and rather haggard. The poor old woman, Mrs Cooper, had to walk up hill, three miles, when she arrived at Cold Spring, so the fortnights holiday brought more fatigue than pleasure to her. Leslie got his particulars of Mrs G. from the old woman. [Frank] Cahill received notice to quit yesterday morning from Mrs [Catharine] Potter, and has done so. He owes upwards of $115. His career has not varied except for the worse, during my holiday — everybody has seen him drunk, and some know of his connection with a girl of the town. Messages from women have arrived at the house both for him and Bob Gun: in one instance a female — a negress — called, during the small hours, wanting to see the latter who was abed and asleep. She left a message to the purport that "his lady" was sick! Cahill's mistress is a mulatto or yellow girl and did live in a Wooster street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-10-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Prostitutes
Women

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