necessity before him. Otherwise, were he sure of a bellyful and a shelter of nights, he would inevitably loaf away his time. I've reconciled him to his old companion, Bob Gun, whom he owes a good deal of money to, in this way. A drunken scribbler of stories for the Sunday press, named T. Hamilton Vananda, has of late commenced a continuous

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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 77, August 6, 1859

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Identifier: DX03069569

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 77, August 6, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.

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about her refusal, saying he [Frank Cahill] was too ashamed to go there. Not the only lie he has been guilty of concerning his position, I fear. From [Jesse] Haney I learn that his landlady visited Mrs [Catharine] Potter, representing that Cahill owed her $15 instead of $8, that he instead of paying her the $6 obtained from Haney, he only promised at a certain hour to give her "a check" for the entire amount, of course breaking his word. Mort Thomson met him at Crook and Duff's during the week Cahill being at dinner, when he told Mort that was the first meal he had eaten since yestermorning. Mort, moved to sympathy, had intended to give him a little money, but somebody calling off his attention, he presently saw Cahill advance to the bar, take a drink and a cigar, which proceeding properly checked Thomson's generosity. I have given Cahill small sums — generally quarter-dollars — of mornings, not at all liking the idea of a man being hungry, yet doing no more than was necessary to keep necessity before him. Otherwise, were he sure of a bellyful and a shelter of nights, he would inevitably loaf away his time. I've reconciled him to his old companion, Bob Gun, whom he owes a good deal of money to, in this way. A drunken scribbler of stories for the Sunday press, named T. Hamilton Vananda, has of late commenced a continuous

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-08-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries

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