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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 219, September 8, 1860

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Identifier: DX02801522

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 219, September 8, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to the Fourth Ward Police Station with George Boweryem, Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and N.G. Shepherd.



The Fourth Ward Station House

have publicly and grossly insulted him [Frank Leslie], which is probable enough, as Leslie is an unmistakeable coward — as I judge is his antagonist [Augustus Rawlings]. Half an hour previous, at the threshold of Crook and Duff’s, I had heard Brightly bragging on t’other side, how if he met the Rawlings’ he should probably “kill” them pugilistically. Which Brightly was once knocked down by a man everyway his inferior, in an engraver’s office, in [Charles] Damoreau’s presence, when he picked himself up and — sneaked off. A nauseous crowd generally.

Writing Gurney article during the afternoon; to his office after tea, before which [Jesse] Haney had arrived. Set off in company with him, Damoreau, [N.G.] Shepherd and [George] Boweryem, down-town, to the 4th Ward station. It was a night worthy of the occasion, close, clammy and rainy, promising a drenching sequel night and keeping its promise. Arrived at our destination, half an hour later than I had appointed, we found our police serjeant was abroad on duty, so for an hour we whiled away the time as we best might, in the office, at the open windows, on the piazza, looking out at the black night and the rain. The house, built for its present purpose, lies a little back from the vile street, the principal room being spacious, its walls ornamented by full length portraits of

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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