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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 112, September 19-20, 1853

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Identifier: DX04040141

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 112, September 19-20, 1853

Description: Describes a day spent in Detroit.


19. Monday. Weather still rough, and few ladies at breakfast. As the day drew on, it cleared up, though a brisk breeze still blew. Talk with [Frank] Noble & the Steward, fumigation & reading. Stopped at nigh sunset at Port Huron, in the Saint Clair river, (Lake Huron being passed.) A lumber-place, pretty. Sarnia on the opposite shore. On, another stoppage, then to Newport, where we lay to all night. I, with Noble & others visit the E.K. Collins, a fine Steamboat, about to be launched on the lakes, by [Sam] Ward. Meet Montgomery in returning to the vessel. Learn that Frisell is at Detroit, — the National. With other matters about folk.

20. Tuesday. Breakfast over we are at Detroit. Ashore, I shake hands with Noble, and off, leaving carpetbag & pipe-stem at the Waverly, first to the Post Office, and then close adjacent, to the office of J S Newberry, the good-looking Attorney. Soon he came in, & greeting me with hearty hand-gripping, ‘gan telling me all the news of folks; showed me all his Excursion letters, in the Detroit Tribune. To that Office with him, introduced to [George E.] Pomeroy its proprietor, & [Henry] Barnes & Warren, editors. An evening paper, whig, weekly, tri weekly, and daily. Pomeroy, dark haired, keen faced, shrewd, gentlemanly man, the originator of “Expresses.” Introduced to divers other folk, and presently saw Campeau in the street. He joined us, and as I, with Pomeroy and a Mr Miller walked to the residence of the latter in accordance with a dinner invitation, Campeau agreed to devote the afternoon to my edification. Newberry, refusing to dine with us, had left us. An excellent dinner, champagnes & wines accompanying. The three gentlemen present were all men of intellect, ability & position, noble specimens of American character. Miller, our host, a small, spec-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-09-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Huron, Lake (Mich. and Ont.)
Saint Clair River (Mich. and Ont.)
Great Lakes (North America)


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