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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 29, June 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02685263

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 29, June 14, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.

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Incidental Particulars

degree, from that demanded by a mere temporary occasion. He [Frank Cahill] was seen subsequently at Pfaff’s by [Amos] Bowman, observing whom, as he descended the stairs, carpet-bag in hand, he turned and retraced his steps. I saw him, afterwards, at Crook and Duff’s, I am pretty sure, alone, taking a drink at the bar, as I passed by the open door and, as usual, glanced in. It is conjectured that he went off by the steamer Glasgow, which sailed for Liverpool, at noon. (There was an Havana steamer which departed on the same day, but I think Cuba an unlikely destination for him.) [Arthur] Ledger’s quiet enshipment may have served him for a hint, nor should I be surprised if he presented himself at Scotland Yard, to enquire for our arch-detective, claiming payment for past services (if Ledger didn’t pay him) or employment. That, I can ascertain. Cahill’s brief detective experience, the unscrupulous things he had to engage in, may have exhibited dishonesty in an exciting, fascinating aspect; helped to sap his always weak probity. He has been guilty of former acts of similar nature. He collected a bill of $20 or $30 for Mort Thomson and applied the money to his won

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Detectives
Diaries
Ocean travel

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