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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 69, September 17-18, 1856

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Identifier: DX03679201

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 69, September 17-18, 1856

Description: Regarding the conversation in his boarding house after Sol Eytinge ran off with Allie Vernon, Mr. Covill's wife.

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then to cash up from commencement. Return drawing and writing to Alf Waud anent cuts to book &c. Called at Greene Street in the evening and saw Mrs [Celina] Jewell and her daughters [Celina Jewell and Cornelia Sexton]. She, with Mrs Sexton designs journeying to the Catskills tomorrow, there to join "Mrs Hill [Mary Brainard]." Sol [Eytinge]'s sister has been here several times during the day as has Covill [Lemuel Covell]. He (Sol) only appeared once, for a few minutes, going into the basement (of which he retains the key. Allie [Vernon]'s trunk is there. I walked down the street in his rear, designing to pass him, leisurely, and thus ascertain whether he would choose to accost me. On gaining Broadway he dived into a Lager Bier cellar. Writing to Alf Waud during the afternoon, principally about cuts to book.

18. Thursday. Nothing but Sol's escapade talked of at the breakfast table. Covill below with a policeman wanting to effect entrance into Sol’s room to seize box. I saw him. A puny, frail looking fellow, a mere boy. Mrs [Catharine] Potter, our landlady denominates Eytinge "a villain" and says the husband ought to hire a nigger to assault him. Mrs [Mary] Levison suggests a pistol. [William] Levison assumes a slightly moral perch, but asserts that anybody would have done the same "if they had the chance." [Jesse] Haney "feels bad about it" as he introduced Sol to the house of Allie's husband. All sorts of details came out. Mrs Levison tells Mrs Potter, Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur and myself how, during

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-09-17

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Police
Adultery
Assault and battery
African Americans
Women

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