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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 241, October 28-30, 1858

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Identifier: DX03604964

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 241, October 28-30, 1858

Description: Regarding Elizabeth Gouverneur's plans to send her children, May and Gladdy, to boarding school.


[adja]cent, keeping any number of "dorgs." The Irishmen employed under him present them to cur-ry favor bringing an animal with, "Misther [Patrick Beckett] Bellew, youre'a gintleman as understhands him — take him and kape him, Ser —" having refused so many dollars from a man "as wouldn't appreciate him." He came up town with some rats in his pocket one of whom escaped in the cars, up a man's coat-sleeve and over his shoulder, when Becket declared that he had trained the animal from its earnest youth and wouldn't have parted with it for any money. There was quite an excitement in the car. Previously some of the vermin had got loose in the Picayune office, besides severely biting their owners fingers — on which provocation he broke one of their jaws. This was the one which escaped in the car.

29. Friday. Writing to [William] Boutcher. A dull, dismal, rainy day. [William] Leslie gone to Philadelphia — not a wooing.

30. Saturday. Continuous rain. To Spring St. Wrote to Dillon Mapother, and to Hannah [Bennett]. [Jesse] Haney has been absent from the house for two days, probably over in Brooklyn. [Frank] Cahill and [Robert] Gun passed through the hall, just after supper, and ascended the stairs to the room of the latter. Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur has received two letters from Rawson [Gill]. He is in Mexico, acting as interpreter for "a company," complains of his health and wishes he had gone west. Mrs G. has also "resolved" to send both May [Gouverneur] and Gladdy [Gouverneur] to separate boarding-schools. She cannot, says my informant, Mrs [Catharine] Potter, manage either of them, and the boy knows all his mothers weaknesses and plays upon them. These may be the reasons, or maybe she wants them out of the way, in considera-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-10-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Children


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