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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 121, February 21-22, 1859

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Identifier: DX03298509

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 121, February 21-22, 1859

Description: Regarding a sheriff's officer living in his boarding house.


[dishones]ty & unjustice of not paying me.

There's a strange man of decidedly plebeian aspect and manners occupying the room next to mine, the one [Frank] Cahill had. I had at first confounded him with some friend of Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneurs, I believe her brother-in-law, who remained here one night. So chancing to rally her a little, at supper (she sits beside me) touching the presumed identity of this individual with the enamored West Pointer, she was so stirred by "the idea" as to put her face to mine (so close that her cheek and nose touched my countenance) and inform me that the man is a sheriffs officer, put in the house on Mrs [Catharine] Potter's, or rather her landlord’s account. Poor woman! Here's something that Cahill and similar "debtors" had a hand in. There’s always cruel wrong at the back of such doings.

22. Tuesday. Phonography &c till noon, then down town, hither & thither, to tailor's, Pic office (got $6) to Omnibus, Constellation, Wells & Webb's, Nic-nax &c; return with pockets full of papers, pencils &c. A letter from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and from Rosa [Gunn]. My mother has been ill, is recovered or nearly so. My uncle William visited her during her sickness, "looks older and care-worn." "Eleven children and wife always ill." Aunt Anna [Mapleson] "obligated to hide herself from" her villain of a husband; he does nothing for the children, — poor, handsome Aunt Annie, what a drop down from Golden Square

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-02-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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