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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 32, June 14-15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02687462

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 32, June 14-15, 1860

Description: Regarding talk about Frank Cahill at his boarding house.

Transcription:

Talk about him [Frank Cahill].

fellow! I won’t throw stones at him [Cahill]. A ruined life is too piteous a thing to be barked at in brute anger — only the cruel and mean, or the unthinking, will do that, and there’s plenty of them to undertake the job. He had better have maimed himself — almost have committed suicide. Then we could have sorrowed for him without shame, now every little noisome cur can vilify him and we hardly say them nay.

15. Thursday. Writing, principally the preceding twelve pages. Down-town in the afternoon, to “Momus” and the “Nic-nax” offices. Writing in the evening. I met Billington and subsequently [James] Morris, in the afternoon, and passed a good many people I knew, as Mort. Thomson, Hillard (Frank) and [John] Ware, who goes to Europe, for a long stay, on Saturday, as he informed me when I encountered him in Bleecker Street, a couple of days ago. Very miserable during the latter half of the day about Cahill.

Of course all the people know it in this house. The odious “Doctor” (Kinne), as they call him and his abominable wife have been exulting over it, to the anger of the rest of the folks. Our ex-peri of the privy, as we used to call her, took an opportunity over the breakfast table, subsequent to

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries

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