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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 32, November 21-24, 1857

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Identifier: DX03428061

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 32, November 21-24, 1857

Description: Describes a row between Elizabeth Gouverneur and Mrs. Church.

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of her [Elizabeth Gouverneur's] usual eating-and-drinking calls, did when the foregoing affair was alluded to strenuously deny having performed any such shake of the hand, and on Mrs Church — who is very strict in matters of veracity, and, altogether, a well-bred woman — persisting in the assertion, got furious, said she'd swear to the contrary, gave the lie, or next to it, and shook her hand in Mrs C's face! They had another trifling scrimmage before, which blew over. All the women in the house have, either, severally, or in twos and threes been to a Medium — one Mrs Porter. This woman told Mrs G her character. "Oh!" she said, "what confusion! two minds two minds!" Also she told her that she'd lie. Mrs Church having made allusion to this, some how, intentionally, — Mrs G immediately proved the correctness of the Medium's assertion by lying — contradicting it!

22. Sunday. To-day's paper contains an account of the sentence of John B. Holmes to fifteen years and six months imprisonment, for forgery. He got a woman to impersonate his wife, and forged her name to a deed conveying property. So a certain installment of justice has over-taken this scoundrel and murderer. A pity they didn't hang him three winter's back for killing the policeman. / An in-doors day till the evening, then to [E.H.] Chapin's.

23. Monday. Down town to Harpers. Saw [John] Bonner, and met [Frank] Cahill there. Return. Wrote to [William] Barth.

24. Tuesday. In-doors, at work, all day. Did three drawings on wood and wrote letter to [Alfred] Waud. / When Mrs [Celina] Jewell called upon me, last week, on her return to New York, from Boston, she states that [Albert] Brainard had told Lee — her son-in-law, residing in Jersey, at whose house Selina [Jewell] is

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1857-11-21

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Imprisonment
Spiritualism
Women
Murder

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