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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 137, Janury 13, 1857

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Identifier: DX03655226

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 137, Janury 13, 1857

Description: Describes a letter from William Boutcher.

Transcription:

and say that the statements of a witness were “exasperated (exaggerated.) On being asked what he meant by agreeing to take a “nominal” sum he said 150 [pounds]!! instead of the 180 [pounds] sued for.

Then vague ideas approached” (?entered) “his noddle that he had made a slip, and the attempt at extrication being continued in words of three syllables confusion became worse confounded, his notions were stirred and his ignorance steamed out. The counsel for the defense, badgered him, exposed his raw and put salt and pepper thereon. x x x Their head cousel — one Edwin James 2. C. — also played a barrister’s trick — took their money and never appeared leaving them to another who hadn’t read the brief. George [Clarke] bears it like a man.” [William] Boutcher doubts the possibility of starting his Diorama, through lack of funds, talks of an “Essay on Cuneiform writing” he has done, of his having made sketches for the Lord Mayor’s nephew &c, and thinks of emigrating to Canada. (‘Tis odd — since my last talks in England with George Bolton, my inclinations have consistently pointed Canada wards. Maybe Boutcher and I will be neighbours there.) Old [Thomas] Allom is married to “a blushing damsel of forty.”

Mrs Storr (Amy) has held her “at home” two days and “seems jolly.” Young Arthur — the little snob — “still talks mysteriously of some important job of his to ignite the Thames and roust all the

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1857-01-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lawyers
Actions and defenses

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