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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 71, September 18, 1856

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Identifier: DX03680916

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 71, September 18, 1856

Description: Regarding the beginning of Sol Eytinge's relationship with Allie Vernon.

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got up little suppers and indulged in all the little provocations that grow on the brink of the ditch lechery. Josey [Winship] was a visitor, too, and Master Will Waud "was made mad after her." He would fain have anticipated Sol [Eytinge]'s present role, and persuaded her [Allie Vernon] to leave her husband [Coville]; being only prevented by a hint from [Jesse] Haney, conveyed through Sol. Well, Haney soon began to suspect Sol's game. His absences from the boarding-house, when he was presumed to be visiting his mother [Mary Eytinge] at Long Island, were spent at a place in the "English Neighbourhood," at the back of Fort Lee, where Allie had gone to, for a summer week or so. And so the business grew to its present aspect. / To the Post Office, and then, leaving a line of caution for Sol, I returned up town, to dinner.

A letter from Hannah [Bennett]. I put this in a distinct [word crossed out] sentence, that it may not be soiled with the foetid matter preceeding it. Ought opportunity to her pure self should receive reverence. Now to my puddle again.

I sat drawing till sunset, Haney being sick and a bed in his own room, at the other angle of the attic floor, when Sol came up, and asked me about "that d__d mysterious letter," — as he called it. I told him what had taken place at the house, he appearing defiant and excited. "He knew what he had been about!" "He'd done what anybody would have done,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-09-18

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Boardinghouses
19th century

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