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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 225, June 20-22, 1853

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Identifier: DX01289418

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 225, June 20-22, 1853

Description: Mentions that Thomas Picton is talking about going to Texas in anticipation of another war with Mexico.


called. Remained drawing till evening. A scorching blazing, glaring day, thermometer 97 in the shade. Oppressive, working, great sweatdrops plashing down on blocks. Mr [Henry] Hart called. They all at [Joseph] Richardsons yesterday. Evening to Beach Street for some half hour. Saw Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder]. Lott [Charlotte Kidder] out. She and Sedgwick delivered the Entertainment at Mount Vernon, village up the Hudson, on Saturday. Back yesterday. (To Gymnasium. Some two or three fellows there, Carroll among em. Had a bath, then to Erfords, finding [Alfred] Waud & [Charles] Damoreau there, having come in from a boating excusion.

21. Tuesday. Down town. Picayune &c Met Hawkins, returned from Philadelphia to Brooklyn. Bah! To room and drawing. Hotter than ever. At 6 1/2 called for Waud & Charley. To Battery, then out in Boat, rowed over to Brooklyn & a bathe in Buttermilk channel. Back & gained the Battery by 9. Erfords. Mr Hart & Dillon [Mapother] there anon.

22. Wednesday. Down town calls. Return to room. Hart & Londoner [Yatman] called. Out for a glass of claret with them, and return. Met [Thomas] Picton, talked of going next week to Texas, editing & filibustering, anticipating forthcoming Mexican wars again. He was clad en black,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-06-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Summer
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Boats and boating
Mexican War, 1846-1848


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