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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 106, February 7-8, 1859

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Identifier: DX03286340

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 106, February 7-8, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Bellew being charged for assault and battery of a debt collector.

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and Times, a very reliable one. When [Fitz James] O'Brien came to this country he claimed the authorship of certain admired articles in Household Words and other English publications, and got some credit on the strength of the representation. In due time a volume was published comprising, among its contents, the very articles claimed by O'B with the true author’s name attached!

8. Tuesday. Posting letter and papers; to Pic Office, left block to be cut; to Omnibus do, to Constellation do, hither and thither. Round to F. Leslie's. Story of mine in this weeks "Stars and Stripes." With Bob Gun to the City hall, expecting to be present at [Frank] Bellew's indictment for assault and battery. The affair happened thus. Bellew owes a grocer's bill of $10, and the tradesman put it into the hands of Hendrickson & Co, to collect. These people have a wagon, painted in conspicuous colors, with unpleasant inscriptions, as "Pay your Debts!" &c inscribed all over it, in which they made their dunning visits, that the object may be conspicuous to all the neighbors. Well, one morning the man came twice, leaving his van at the corner. Bellew was a late riser, as usual, and not visible. Third time man drives up to the door in van, is shown up stairs. Bellew tells him he won't pay him — that the creditor may sue for his money; further advises the man not to come again, saying that if

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-02-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Authors
Newspapers
Business
Assault and battery
Debt
Diaries

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