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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 230, September 23, 1857

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Identifier: DX03802867

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 230, September 23, 1857

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill wanting to break off relations with Sol Eytinge and Allie and Josey Vernon.


him [Frank Cahill] $10 — as she’d expect a champagne supper &c. He had to do it in order to break off and cut the connection. It’s Josey [Winship], of course, as he acknowledged. Cahill finds visiting Sol [Eytinge]’s menage a bore and an infliction. Sol is imperious and expects his invitations to be accepted sans demur, resenting it, if otherwise. He went so far as to talk about punching Cahill’s head and kicking &c &c because instead of going over to Brooklyn one Sunday to dine with him, Cahill preferred a trip to Sandy Hook or Shrewsbury with [Jesse] Haney. Sol has all the angry suspicions incidental to his position, thinking that his acquaintances fight shy of Allie [Vernon] and Co. Josey wants Cahill to assume the same relations towards her that Sol has to her sister. Allie wouldn’t object to it, of course, and perhaps not Sol —— for he’d get rid of the expense of keeping her. Cahill’s been doing a little love making but decidedly objects to anything further, knows that Josey is a fool and a strumpet, and wants to sink the entire concern. So he invites Josey to go to the theatre anticipating Sol will propose accompanying him with Allie. This, he says, he shall demur against, expecting Sol will, then, ask him why he don’t keep the girl if he wants her &c &c. Then Cahill will say perhaps he’d better not come to see them any more, and so snap off.

Scene at our Breakfast table the other morning. Cahill to Biddy, “I want some milk!” Biddy. “It’s before ye Sirrr!” Cahill (who hasn’t noticed that the pitcher

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-09-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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