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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 28, June 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02684531

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 28, June 14, 1860

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



[Frank] Cahill’s doings.

he [Cahill] owed [George] Arnold for advancing in his behalf, when they, in company with Frank Wood, were locked up and fined, last November. He repaid this five or six times over, in his drunkenness, on Arnold’s report, when they immediately “spree’d” away the money. Probably Cahill knocked down $20 or $30 of monies in hand, belonging to Mrs. [Mary] Levison and, knowing that it must be discovered, distrusting the possibility of his replacing it, anticipating the loss of his position, the coolness of friends, more hard-upness and difficulty — he succumbed to the larger temptation. He paid Hayes the printer $50, on Saturday morning, but from Thatcher’s statement, it appears that he was obliged to do that, to get the money for the pictorial from Ross and Tousey, as Hayes held certain “receipts” and would not give ‘em before he was paid. It is said that Cahill forged Mrs. Levison’s name, writing it on the back of Ross and Tousey’s order on the bank, but this may be incorrect; if true it deepens the legal offence from breach of confidence to forgery. When he came into my room, on the fatal morning, and told of the imaginary sailing excursion, presently packing his carpet bag, I made some slight comment on the latter act and he bade me “good bye!” I think in a manner different, in some

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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