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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 22, June 13-14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02680137

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 22, June 13-14, 1860

Description: Regarding his memories of Arthur Ledger.

Transcription:

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About [Arthur] Ledger.

clue. I foresaw, when he [Ledger] came to the house, that he would attach himself to little [Sarah] Maguire, and was just a trifle uneasy about it, having heard stories of his unscrupulousness with regard to women, from [Frank] Cahill. I knew he spent money freely, and had an abundance of idle time; that she was poor and not too industrious. So I told her a jesting story about his being a Mormon elder, and rallied her on the prospect of becoming his seventh wife! She didn’t credit it, but was a trifle suspicious; she hesitated, even, about going to the theatre with him, till I told her I thought she could take care of herself — which she has done, pretty satisfactorily. Dropped Billington (who wanted me to take him to the house opposite our [132] Bleecker Street one, to introduce him to the Groves and Barton [word crossed out],) and went to [Frank] Bellew’s. There it appeared that Cahill didn’t pay Bellew or the engravers on Saturday, which proceeding has an ominous look. I went home suspecting what the event proved had happened, but resolved not to hint my suspicions to anybody.

14. Wednesday. Writing. A letter from Hannah [Bennett]. Poor Charlotte [Gazey]’s little baby is dead; her mother [Charlotte Bennett]’s infection of the eyes, better. My brother Charley [Gunn] “has taken a house at Chigwell, a snug,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-06-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Mormons
Courtship

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