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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 198, August 29-30, 1860

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Identifier: DX02785829

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 198, August 29-30, 1860

Description: Mentions going out to have a drink with N.G. Shepherd and Frank Wood.

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29. Wednesday. [Phonography] and writing. To the World Office in the afternoon, but [Edmund] Stedman had left for the day. Up-town, met [G.S.] Phillips (of the Ill. News) who spake of A. Waud’s conversational Ruffianism, and who in speaking of the murderer [Albert] Hicks, concluded with this gentle sentiment: “I swear to the Holy Ghost, I wouldn’t lift a little finger to save him from Eternal Torment!” The mouth is a little member that speaketh great things. A brief letter from Bob Gun, dated Madderty, by Creiff, Scotland. Arrived three weeks ago — revivals in progress — paternal prayer meetings — going to London in a day or two — will write again. Writing all the evening till 10 1/2.

30. Thursday. To World Office, saw Stedman, [David] Croly (“City editor) and Meyers; agreed to come on Monday. At the Courier office, saw [James L.] Smith. Up-town. Writing throughout the afternoon. Going into [N.G.] Shepherd’s room after supper, I found young Frank Wood there. With his hair parted in the middle and worn rather longer than is common, and drest in fashionable clothes, he yet looked raw and ungraceful, long and coarse, a bad imitation of a swell and man about town. At Shepherd’s invitation we went out together, to a saloon at the rear of Niblo’s, there to partake of punch of some special construction. The talk of

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-08-29

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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