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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 197, May 5, 1860

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Identifier: DX02985551

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 197, May 5, 1860

Description: Regarding Mary Levison purchasing Nick Nax from Jesse Haney for $2,500.

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[Jesse] Haney sells out to Mrs. [Mary] Levison.

Harrow for a garden," keeps bees and sells honey; his wife [Minnie Gunn] "looking much better in health." Mrs. [Charlotte] Bennett, my Hannah's mother, has "something the matter with her eyes that makes the family uneasy." Mary Ann [Greatbatch] has written home, and of her inquiry about my father [Samuel Gunn]'s age my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] [word crossed out] says: "I hardly know whether it is correct, for he was registered in some chapel in Banbury, which was burned down, so we have to guess by Mr. Bolton's age. I think he is older, for he looks it; he is a sad, miserable-looking man, always complaining. I need not tell you it makes us all unhappy." Down-town with [Frank] Cahill, to Wiley's. "Courier" Office, met Briggs and had talk with him, to Post Office, Bank, then to "Nic-nax" office. Haney and Cahill there; the former having just sold out "Nic-nax" to Mrs. Levison for £2500, half of what she bid for it six months ago, which Haney's honesty prevented his accepting. The woman has always suspected him of being what Cahill calls "a b____y wolf in sheeps-clothing," will probably punish herself most effectually by this purchase. Up- town with Haney, he dining with me, then off together to Bleecker Hoboken. At the

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Women

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