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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 45, February 4-7, 1860

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Identifier: DX02855662

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 45, February 4-7, 1860

Description: Describes tales about Arthur Ledger heard from Frank Cahill.

Transcription:

Of his [Arthur Ledger’s] own Promulgation.

[suf]ferers, makes his acquaintance unsuspected, dines and wines him, &c. A British vessel arrives in port; Detective reveals his calling and object to Captain of the same, tells him what to do. Captain encounters Detective and his good friend the Theif [sic] in a public place, affects recognition of an old friend in the former and invites him — both — others, also, to dine aboard his vessel. The trap succeeds, Swindler is taken aside by Detective, a pistol put to his breast, reminded that, being under the British flag, he is amenable to British law and, despite some resistance of himself and Mexican friends, apprehended. The Mexicans are put aboard another vessel, the English one sailing straightway, and most of the money is recovered.

5. Sunday. Mostly in doors all day. Out awhile, at night, though not to church or Edwards’. Filthy, thawy weather.

6. Monday. To [Frank] Bellew’s by 12. With him to one Panton, about a scheme of a new comic paper on strong anti-slavery, Republican principles. I had written out programme on Sunday. Vile weather. In doors the rest of the day, not doing much.

7. Tuesday. Up betimes. Wrote letters to Alf. Waud and to Mary Anne [Greatbatch]. Chores. Down-

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-02-04

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Detectives
Diaries

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