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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 143, March 10-16, 1859

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Identifier: DX03316399

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 143, March 10-16, 1859

Description: Regarding a feud between Thomas Picton and Fitz James O'Brien.


belonged to all sorts of societies — of the Lone Star order. Consorts with a fire-company, sometimes "travels on his muscle" and, I have no doubt, has pluck. He [Thomas Picton] kicked up a row at the Office, after [Jesse] Haney's temporary secession, when [Fitz James] O'Brien and the "Bees" were present, chiefly in consequence of his dislike to O'B. Picton and his "crowd" were drunk and averse to the "G_d__n English hole" as they called it. His feud with O'Brien arose thus. When cashier to the Nassau Bank, Picton having recently been introduced to O'B, on the following day got a note on Sedgwick (the Crystal Palace man) for some $30 or $50, with a request that he would cash it. Mistaking the signature for Bellew's, whom Picton knew and good-naturedly wished to oblige, he complied. It proved to be O'Brien's and there was considerable difficulty in getting [Theodore] Sedgwick to take it up, which however he did for value received (I suppose in Times puffs) from O'Bouncer. Picton believes he risked "being stuck" himself. To return to Tom. A short, chubby man with a broad, coarse, good-humored, shrewd, impudent face, inclining to tightish French coats and pants — sometimes strapped over his boots, though not of late years. Hat cocked knowingly on one side; bearded, not particular as to linen, and possessing a peculiarly ugly stare when he is intoxicated and wants to be

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-03-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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