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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 102, November 2-7, 1856

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Identifier: DX03707558

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 102, November 2-7, 1856

Description: Comments briefly on the 1856 Presidential Election, and his hopes that J.C. Fremont will be elected.


not go out any more that day. Reading.

3. Monday. Office. To the Picayune & Wells and Webb's. Office. Writing at night. Met [Ed] Underhill of the Tribune, going up town.

Tomorrow the Presidential Election occurs. I fancy no greater question has ever rested with men to decide, for good or ill, than this one — whether Slavery shall have the Mastery of the Future — as it has of the Past — or receive a solemn and stern check.

I don't believe there's virtue enough in the country to elect [John C.] Fremont. God grant I may be mistaken! Amen!

4. Tuesday. With [William] Levison and [Willis] Patten to the polls, to the voters, who had formed a queue, — then down town. A dull, overcast day resulting in unceasing rain. To Nassau Street getting clothing &c, about hither and thither, returning at 2, up town in stage, wet, miry and ill. Writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] at night.

5. Wednesday. Windy and chill. To Office morning and afternoon, drawing for and with [Frank] Bellew. [Fitz James] O Brien in once. Both found him in the Houston Street "Office" on returning up town, at sunset. A bath, writing and to bed early. Kelly called in the morning. With him to Devlin’s.

[6. Thursday through 7. Friday] Drawing at Office during the fore and afternoon, and at my room

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1856-11-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Elections
Politics and government


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