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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 31, June 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02686729

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 31, June 14, 1860

Description: Speculates about Frank Cahill's future.



[Frank] Cahill’s probable future.

something which, I suppose, will make everybody down upon me,” when he [Cahill] broached his project of starting a cheap, comic monthly, as we walked, one night, to [Frank] Bellew’s. Might he now have been speculating on his recent crime?) But I can feel nothing but sorrow and commiseration for the miserable fellow, now. I’ve not much money but I’d have given every cent of it to have saved him. What a wretched, lonely life he’ll lead in that great, merciless London! who’ll help or befriend him? His family is broken up, he has but one sister, who lives in Ireland, and whom he never wrote to, though I often poked him up about it and repeatedly got him to promise it. He’ll visit the few people he knew, be a day or two’s wonder and then find no work, for there that word means steady industry, for which his free-and-easy New York life has utterly unfitted him. Then he’ll sink into a shabby, raffish, lonely coffee-house and tavern-hunting life and God knows what misery. Years may pass before we hear anything of him, but some waif of intelligence will be cast up by the sea of circumstance in the future. Somebody will meet or see him. God pity and help the miserable

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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