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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.


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

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

Subjects: Diaries
19th century


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