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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 96, March 20-26, 1850

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Identifier: DX09304042

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 96, March 20-26, 1850

Description: Mentions that his rent is going up and that he had received a letter from Mary Bilton.


respond, and will return in a month. I like the fellow [Bridgens] extremely

21. Thursday. Very ill all day, maddening, throbbing, head-ache, internal disagreables, — feel as if about to vomit, limbs ache — yet stuck at “Mose [among the Britishers].” Finished last stone but one. The snuffling, thrice-wed landlady intimates a rise of a half-dollar for board — Won’t pay it, and so must clear out. When “Mose” is done, and I get the $100, verily it’ll be manna from heaven. I’m cursedly ill. I hope I shan’t be worse. I ought soon to get a letter from —

[22. Friday through 23. Saturday] Work and illness. Rhubarb taking “to purge my excessive choler” as the Curate saith of one of the books in Don Quixote’s library. Saturday evening the boarders, in consequence of a recent theft here occurring go out to consult a Clairvoyant, — Martin the originator of the notion. Joe [Greatbatch] called. Dunned [Warren] Butler in vain.

24. Sunday. Drawing in the morning. Afternoon to Christopher Street. A stroll about Broadway and thereanent, in company with Joe.

25. Monday. Mark this day with a white stone — a letter from M [Mary Bilton]. Too ill in body and jaded in mind to chronicle all the thoughts and feelings produced by it. So Betsy Alexander is wed, and Tob (?) about to be. Faith the world runs on! Newspapers brought by Greatbatch, which I’m going to have a in-bed read, as tis 11 o’clock and I’ve worked from 8 in the morn. Castor-oil taking also. I’ve very weary of this life.

26. Tuesday to the 30. Sunday. “Mose” unceasingly.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-03-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Working class women
19th century
Traditional medicine
Books and reading


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