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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 95, January 25-26, 1859

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Identifier: DX03277430

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 95, January 25-26, 1859

Description: Regarding Hugh Forbes borrowing money from him and other acquaintances in New York.

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at the revelation — rather to be sad. Oh what a crushing down and drying up of a woman's hopes must have occurred before she could take up this role of amiability. How she must long to be bitter, to give vent to her injuries — for what injury can be greater than to condemn a woman to be un-loved all through life? Oh! my sisters [Naomi and Rosa Gunn] at home, too! I wish to God you were married.

26. Wednesday. Round to Houston St and routed Bob Gun up, he having been drunk over-night at the Burns festival. Down-town with him, to Crook and Duff's restaurant. There till 12 or later, getting items from Crook and going throughout establishment. Back, after going to Constellation, Post Office &c. At work till midnight. Col. [Hugh] Forbes came while I was at supper. Told me about his new el Dorado project — gas manufacturing from any-thing. Wanted to borrow some money. I had but little and have debts over probable comings-on but I'm half-sorry I didn't let him have a dollar or two. Morally I'm justified. There are better people to be relieved — sure. He sponged on Russell of the "European," has depleted [James] Parton more than once and, I suspect, [Jesse] Haney — probably everybody who was accessible. To lend him money would be to establish a borrower — sure. Yet as he might get turned out of his boarding-house I've felt a trifle mean that I didn't give him a little of somebody else's money — it would have been that, as long as I owe anything. We find it easier to sympathize

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-01-25

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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