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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 27, June 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02683798

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 27, June 14, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mary Levison's money.

Transcription:

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The three Sisters.

“Gladdy [Gouverneur]” sitting beside me. An hour or more up-stairs then to 745 [Broadway]. [Jesse] Haney went up into the workroom. I had to tell Sally [Edwards] and then the other girls [Matty and Eliza Edwards] and Jack [Edwards], as they came down-stairs and each had their comment — in no case a cruel one. We stayed till near 11, as usual. The girls working at their dresses and talking; Eliza with her hair worn in her occasionally-adopted mature style, in which she looks so good and kind and frank, and maidenly, Matty quiet and domestically pretty, her beauty set off by a pink, summery dress, and Sally more than pleasant-looking, ready in talk and accepting [William Makepeace] Thackeray’s dictum on a certain matter very conclusively. May God bless these three girls! one cannot but love all of them. Oh! miserable Cahill, to shut yourself out from such scenes of place and innocence, for evermore!

I can very well picture the detail of his criminality. He was dissipating during the earlier half of the preceeding week and, of course, squandering money. He called frequently on [George] Arnold at night, inviting him out to Florence’s and elsewhere, and when Arnold pleaded poverty as an excuse, Cahill said he had plenty of money and proposed repaying the $5 which

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Theft

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