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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 224, September 9, 1860

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Identifier: DX02805265

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 224, September 9, 1860

Description: Describes hearing news of Mrs. Church and Andreotti from Catharine Potter.

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News and Death of Andreotti.

gossip with Mrs [Catharine] Potter. News of Mrs Church. She has visited the place of Andreotti’s nativity, experienced a friendly reception from his mother and discovered that he did not misrepresent his position as she had distrusted. The man himself is dead; he returned home, went insane in a café while reading an American newspaper (nothing particular in it) and died raving in a lunatic asylum ten days after. It appears his marriage with Miss Church was a bigamy; that he had privately been united to the Kentucky lady he was supposed to have seduced, who died — I think poisoned herself. Andreotti having secured Mrs Church’s money went secretly to Philadelphia to meet her. Mrs Potter was extremely friendly and saponaceous with me, insomuch that I wasn’t a bit surprised to hear from [William] Leslie, that she had abused me pretty recently. In Leslie’s room with him and his wife [Marion Leslie], supped, stayed an hour, then to [E.H.] Chapin’s. He didn’t preach, so to 745 [Broadway]. The family, excepting Jack [Edwards], Matty [Edwards] and their father [George Edwards] (who presently came in, from a visit to the Hayes’ at Mrs Potters) including Miss Ann [Edwards]. [Jesse] Haney, [Carl] Knudsen and [Charles] Honeywell there. Promiscuous talk and presently the inevitable tete a tete with Sally [Edwards]. Walked home with Haney and up and down together,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-09-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Bigamy
Marriage
Death
Mental illness

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