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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 65, February 15-16, 1860

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Identifier: DX02870793

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 65, February 15-16, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from Miss Church.


A Letter from Miss Church.

and [Frank] Cahill escorted [James] Morris down to Kettle’s room where he had more liquor. (Kettle had been with us upstairs for half an hour, previously.) Finally Cahill saw Morris to bed and after some tumbling about on his part, silence reigned in 132 Bleecker.

16. Thursday. Down-town to “Courier” Office, talk with [Charles F.] Briggs. Nothing particular in the afternoon. Jack Edwards and [Charles] Honeywell up in the evening, little [George] Boweryem and [James] Morris in the room part of the time. Whiskey and talk.

I received a letter, this day, from Miss Church, dated Geneva, 28. January. She writes with friendly, feminine fluency, deplores “the untoward event of Harper’s ferry,” called the Pope “infallible tyrant,” talks of Italy, of [Washington] Irving’s death and attributes her delay in answering my last to procrastination &c. After her last letter she went to Nijon, near which place her father once owned a country seat, where she lived some months with old friends, her hostess “a descendent of “the barons de Prangins, former owner of the chateau of that name, which was sold in 1815, by her since to Gen. Guiguer to Joseph Bonaparte.” Miss C. stayed “during the heat of the weather at a very retired spot among the mountains, about 4,000 feet above the level of the sea,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-02-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
John Brown's Raid, 1859


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