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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 194, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01167587

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 194, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes having a drink with Burgess and Boyd at Niagara Falls, New York, rather than fighting with them.

Transcription:

much talking & not a little staring at by the folks around; and then it was made up. I must drink with them, — which I did, — and then they with me. They were both Englishmen, naturalized into America — lived at Rochester, their names Burgess & Boyd. Of course they were quite as earnest in their protestations of good as ill feeling, drank my health & God bless me &c Had I raised a fist in reply to the brandished knuckles of either, there would have been a regular knock down & drag out. I think I could have licked my antagonist — but should have had an awful pomelling in doing it. The lookers on would have seen fair play perchance. As it was I noted [words crossed out] wisely, took it coolly, kept my hand in pockets and talked. [words crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

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

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