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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 249, May 29-31, 1859

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Identifier: DX03395851

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 249, May 29-31, 1859

Description: Regarding Mort Thomson siding with Fanny Fern in her feud with Jesse Haney.


[obtuse]ness to meet such attacks.

30. Monday. [Phonography], & writing, till late at night. Out in the afternoon.

31. Tuesday. To Century Office, with article on the Herald; Pic Office &c. Met [Joe] Scoville on my way up town, and passed Mort Thomson with another, reciprocating a nod. Mort's present affinity has induced a slight modification of his former extremely Tribuney appearance: his hair is shorter, his hat possesses no such amplitude of brim. I don't feel anyway unkindly towards him for his ratting towards the enemy, his position may plead some sort of apology, though tis pity he has not a stronger backbone to his soul. There was never any special friendship, though always good-will between us. But he assumed much more towards [Jesse] Haney whom he now avoids, also. Had he set his foot down firmly, with: "its your feud — you may be right enough but I am not to be expected to share the quarrel," the old woman might [Fanny Fern] have resented it, but would have cowered. She is of that nature which becomes more merciless exacting and imperious by concession. I believe in resistance in such cases. Mort will pay a dear price for his whistle. No such simple-minded worship will be accorded to him as was offered by the poor girl [Anna Thomson] lying in Greenwood — Grace [Eldredge]'s role will be very, very different. She accepts him with

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Dates: 1859-05-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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