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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 141, August 31-September 3, 1855

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Identifier: DX03878225

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 141, August 31-September 3, 1855

Description: Mentions a visit to Hoboken with A.F. Banks.


31. Friday. To the Picayune Office, the Fulton Street one, [Charles] Weldens, the Post Office &c. Returning at 4, Fogg called. He's about to start for England by a sailing vessel. Creecy up; talks of going to New Orleans.


1. Saturday. Writing. [A.F.] Banks rushing up with the information that he has a fortnight's holiday, and designs a visit to the Catskills; we dined together at Grand Street. I to the Picayune Office in the afternoon. The day a wet one.

2 Sunday. With Banks to Hoboken, and during a rain shower encountered [John] McLenan in the Atlantic garden, (Banks remaining behind, having at a former period borrowed $1 of him, which hadn't been repaid.) I called on Charles subsequently. He talked of [Thomas] Powell, and said that if that many-dodged one were to devote half the ability expended in indirect ways to a strait line of conduct he might have achieved something. The Reveille &c became defunct last autumn. An Elysian fields walk, the rain having cleared off. I dull and headachy, having had scarcely an hours sleep on the preceeding night, — (lying thinking,) and Banks' talk bordering on a nuisance. He is loud, opinionative, self-willed and coarsely egotistic now, sometimes almost unendurable. Back by 4 & I to my room and an hours sleep, then to the Rainbow and spent the evening with Welden. Returning I had partially undressed when W Waud, [Charles] Damoreau and Sol Eyting called in.

3. Monday. Alf [Waud] up. Talk of his affair, and plans. He tells me [William] Levison entertaining the notion that my "abolition" cuts of

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-08-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Travel
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Slavery, abolition, and emancipation


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