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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 193, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01167104

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 193, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York, including almost getting into a fight with two men named Burgess and Boyd.

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consequences. Part of the way down was a short, stout set fellow, rather bibulous, which I noted not then) resting himself from the upward ascent. He saying something to a comrade as to “what weight have been the price of my whiskers,” I, judging him to be an American gave him the most galling answer I could on the spur of the moment think of. Told him a good healthy nigger would purchase them — therefore that he would’nt do, as he looked sickly and lazy. The man gave rent to an imprecation of rage and hate and I moved on. I hadn’t got twenty or thirty steps down wards when he was with me — his crony too — both as mad with passion as ever I saw men in. They were for a fight. fist squaring &c. I took it coolly — argued the matter and after a slowing controversy on their part it came to Touchstones “If” — “If you said so,” then I said so.” So we got to the bottom with

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Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Travel
Waterfalls

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