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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 75, February 22-23, 1860

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Identifier: DX02878374

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 75, February 22-23, 1860

Description: Mentions that Frank Cahill and Bob Gun have ''sworn off'' drinking for the time being.

Transcription:

[Frank] Cahill and [Bob] Gun "swearing off."

the evening. I have neglected him [William Boutcher] for over twelve months. Did I put down that Billington had left here, a week ago? He on the 13th? He teaches three young girls in a private family, gets a room without board and $4 a week for it. He got the berth by advertisement. Cahill and Bob Gun have "sworn off" drinking again, the former for four years. Cahill has broken his vow to the extent of beer, as I know, already. One of the causes of his breach with Arnold is his owing George the sum of $5, paid as fine to get him out of the Jefferson market prison, on the night of Cahill’s birthday.

23. Thursday. To the residence of [Thomas] Paterson's family, up the 6th Avenue, there to get particulars of [Hugh] Forbes' leaving this country. Return and blazing away at comic story for [Jesse] Haney. Did it by 6 P.M. In the evening up to 6th Av. Again, got particulars. Rejoined [James] Morris at [Frank] Bellew's, stayed half an hour, then to Edwards', (having left story at 16th St, for Haney). The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], their father [George Edwards], [Edward] Wells and [Charles] Honeywell there. Chat and chaff. Wells happy and shining in his mild way. He is a very amiable fellow, comes out when

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-02-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Prisons
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Boardinghouses
19th century
Debt
Beer
Birthdays
Authors

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