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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 154, August 13-14, 1851

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Identifier: DX01037191

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 154, August 13-14, 1851

Description: Gives J.B. Holmes' account of Keating receiving Gunn's letter.


Fred [Greatbatch]. Evening, had resolved on an evening’s close writing, but Fagan and his acquaintance, the good humored german who played piano at [222] Washington Street are evening come. Talk of the sell. It seemeth he is belied, and that no descant was made upon him.

14. Thursday. To Wall Street. [John B.] Holmes narrateth the reading of my letter at Washington Street. How this morning the heroic Keating made his appearance at the breakfast table; how he Holmes sat opposite to him, and had hard matter to refrain from laughter; how on his leaving the room the letter was read, (whether publicly or handed from one to another I know not.) How on Holmes descending and passing by the parlor door dire was the din and awful the upraising of voices. “He must be mad!” “No! its his audaciousness!” “Ruffianly!” “I’d have him arrested Mr Keating!” Holmes was fain to decamp, lest he might he called in, shown the letter, and roar! / Gleason also brought a sounder account, two hours subsequently, having called there. Finished landscape the third at 2. Afternoon called at [168] Duane Street & out with Mr [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother]. With the latter to the Post Office, and there, he, looking under the list of July 5 found the advertised name of J B Gunn. Got the letter: it was directed to the Post Office, and had lain there this time. From my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn]. All this wretched suspense over-now! At Rabineaus, where Mr Hart joined us. Returning at 6 along the north River, a man addressing me by name, informs me that [Matthew] Whitelaw is in this country, and gives me an address!! Joe [Greatbatch] called in the evening, sate an hour and bored me. What a prolix and “two-and-two-make-four” asserting old man he’ll be.

15th. Friday. To 47 Cliff Street at the Spottiswoode firm. There saw the Mr Whitlaw — not the Whitelaw though. A friend of Maca[rest of name unclear]’s, had visited Rodney Buildings with him, and had a parcel for me. Told me particulars of his visit. To the “Leader Office, talking with [Thomas] Picton & others there when Mr Hart & Dillon came for me. Imbibed at Tammany

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-08-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Germans
19th century


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