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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 79, February 26, 1860

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Identifier: DX02881409

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 79, February 26, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Matty Edwards.

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latter and [Charles] Damoreau, at a second breakfast of their own purveying. Charley had slept there. Chaff and smoke. To dinner. I in my room all the afternoon, Damoreau, [N.G.] Shepherd, Billington, [Frank] Cahill and [Arthur] Ledger in the latter's room, at cards. To [E.H.] Chapin's at night. Eliza [Edwards], [Charles] Honeywell, Sally [Edwards], Jack [Edwards] and [Jesse] Haney came into the pew. With them to the house subsequently. [Carl] Knudsen and the Pillows there. Talking with Mat [Edwards], who had disappointed Honeywell by not going to church with him, at which he was tiffed, as she told me, commencing our conversation. The girl was very pleasant and kind to-night and got to talking about herself, laughing at my presumed liking for "studying character," as she calls it. Honeywell, she more than hinted, has made no progress; I found, too, she had divined [Frank] Cahill’s fancy for her, without, however, building up any romance about him. He must be very weak, she said, if he had "those habits" and dishonorable, because he didn’t pay his debts. Yet she had defended him against the sharper Sally, who hadn’t pitied him at the time of his withdrawal. She did and I like her for having avowed it when it was talked over among the girls. Yet I think Matty is piqued and dissatisfied at her sister’s triumphs, though she would deny it sharply enough. "Why

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-02-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Youth
Courtship

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